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The man in the hot air-balloon

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man outside a pub 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 man below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approx 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees longitude."

"You must be in Production" 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 have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help far"

The man below responded, "You must be an Account Manager"

"I am" replied the balloonist "but how did you know?"

"Well" said the man "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You are in exactly the same position now that you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

Meanwhile all the Creatives looked out of the pub window and muttered...

"Tossers"

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Jammo's picture
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Whose round was it?

p.s - Nice blog entry Ivan :)

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Fuelrock's picture
78 pencils

I definitely got a hearty laugh out of that...thanks

wurx's picture
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Ah, ah, ah, don't forget to quote your source.

Ivan's picture

It was an email forward. Not sure who wrote the original...

mck's picture
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The original goes something like this:

A man in a hot air balloon realised 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 longitude."
"You must be in IT Support", said the balloonist.
"I am", replied the woman, "How did you know"?
"Well", answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technical 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 all my fault."

It's a pretty old joke, only with a twist :-)

Oh, and if you want sources, Google this story and see which one suits you. :-/

functioncreep's picture
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what's a tosser?

lawrence's picture
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Happened to drop by... hi Ivan and all... I have a little joke to share too... :-)

Is a Hot Air Balloon a Male or Female? Hot Air Balloon is a male, because to get it to go anywhere you have to light a fire under it... and, of course, there's the hot air part.m :-)

Seeking adventure? Try a hot air balloon ride. http://www.yohotairballoon.com has the details free.

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