>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 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've not been much help so far"
>
>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 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 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"