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Here’s something I enjoyed immensely. Saw this in Regina’s Adventures, Musings and Aphorisms.

Realizing he was lost, a balloonist dropped down to ask directions.
“Excuse me, but I’m a little off course,” he shouted. “I promised to
meet a friend an hour ago. I don’t know where I am.”

A woman yelled back, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately
30 feet above the ground. You’re at exactly 37 degrees, 24 minutes and
26.16 seconds North latitude and 122 degrees, 8 minutes and 42.3 seconds
West longitude.”

“Amazing,” the balloonist replied. “You must be an Engineer!”

“I am,” she replied. “How did you know?”

“Well, everything you told me is technically correct, but I can’t use
your information. I’m still lost, and you haven’t been much help at
all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman thought for a moment, and then replied, “You must be in
Management.”

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

“Well, you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen
to your position due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise
that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to
solve your problems. In fact, you’re in exactly the same position you
were before we met, but somehow it’s now my fault.”

Excellent!

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