*A woman in a hot air baloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted, ‘Excuse me sir, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don’t know where I am.’


The man below replied, ‘You’re in a hot air baloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees

north latitude  and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude. ‘You must be an engineer,’ said the lady balloonist.


‘I am’, replied the man. ‘How did you know?’ ‘Well, answered the balloonist, ‘everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I’m Still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me at all. If anything you’ve delayed my trip even more.’


The man below responded, ‘You must be in management.’ ‘I am,’ Replied the lady balloonist, ‘but, how did you know?’ ‘Well,’ said the man, ‘You don’t know where you are, or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are, with the help of a lot of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems.*