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A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted:

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I do not know where I am."

The woman replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly you have not been much help at all. If anything you have delayed my trip!"

The woman below responded, "You must be in management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," replied the woman, "you do not know where you are, or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people below you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it is my fault."

credit: Eddy