Friday, January 27, 2012

Engineering And Management

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

"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."

"Yes 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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