Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Joke

I think we have had this version before but I can't be asked to look

Democrats and Republicans…

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 sailor consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a
hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 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 yelled down, "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 been no help
to me."

The man smiled and responded, "Then you must be a Democrat." "I am,"
replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't
know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due
to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that 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."

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