Friday, May 8, 2009

Hot Air

In my e-mail today:

hot air balloon

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude
and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

"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 consulted his portable GPS and replied,

"You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation
of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north
latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"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 do with your information, and I'm
still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

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

~Pearl

4 comments:

Yours, Sincerely said...

OK, that is awesome! Thanks for the laugh Pearl!

beetlebabee said...

haha! That's pretty funny pearl. Spot on.

Secular Heretic said...

Nice one Pearl.

Chairm said...

Yes, the Obama Democrat may not know where she is and where she is going, but she can be given a good idea how fast she is travelling.

See: "The National Debt Road Trip".