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 says: "Yes, you're in a
hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field."
"Thank you very much indeed. You must
work in Information Technology," says the balloonist.
"I do," replies the man. "How
did you know?"
"Well," says the balloonist, "you've
given me a smart-assed response to a straight forward question,
and although everything you have told me is technically correct,
it's of no use to anyone!"
The man below hollers back, "You must
be a very senior manager in business."
"I am," replies the balloonist,
"but how can you tell?"
"Well", says 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."