17th 2005f October, 2005


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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 don’t know where I am.”

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

“You must be in Information Technology,” 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’ve no idea what to make of your information and the
fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If
anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”

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

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where
you’re going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large
quantity 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.
The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before
we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”

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