comedy guys defensive driving blog jokeOn his first solo flight in a hot air balloon, Leo realizes that he’s utterly lost.  He reduces the temperature and lowers the balloon until he sees a man in a field below. Maneuvering as close as he can, Leo shouts down, “Excuse me! I promised to meet a friend 20 minutes ago, but I’m really lost! Can you tell me where I am?”

The man in the field yells up, “Yes. You are in a hot air balloon, floating approximately 30 feet over this field. You are between 40 and 42 degrees N latitude, and between 58 and 60 degrees W longitude.”

“You must be an engineer,” Leo yells back.

“How could you tell?” asks the man in the field.

“Well,” says Leo, “everything you’ve told me is technically correct, but I have no idea how to use the information and the fact is that I’m just as lost as I was before.”

The man then yells up, “You must be in management.”

“I am,” replies a suprised Leo, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” says the man, “you don’t where you are or where you’re going; you’ve made a promise you have no idea how to keep; and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you’re in the exact same position you were in before we met, but now it is somehow my fault.”

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  1. Yoda on 12/24/2011 at 12:27 am

    So true. Wait…I’m in management.

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