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Engineer Vs Manager

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by wisdom, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. wisdom

    wisdom Bit Poster

    Found this joke, it's been circulated on emails / net for nearly 10 years and quite a few versions were born out of it. Here's two. Enjoy :biggrin

    The hot air balloon, the engineer and the manager
    How the hot air balloonist is able to guess the occupation of a total stranger ...

    A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”

    The man below said, “Yes, you’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.”

    “You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist.

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

    “Well,” said the balloonist, “everything you have told me is technically correct, but it’s of absolutely no use to anyone.”

    The man below said, “You must be in management.”

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

    “Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are, or where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault.”

    Here's the 2nd version.
    Management VS Engineering
    A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost.

    She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She 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 man 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 longitude."

    "You must be an engineer," said the 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 at all. If anything you've delayed my trip even more."

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

    "I am," replied the 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 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."
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