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Monday, December 12, 2005

# Posted 6:57 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

I PROMISE, THIS REALLY IS A GOOD LAWYER JOKE: Courtesy of the lovely SC...
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. Descending a bit more he shouted, "Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago BUT I do not know where I am." The woman replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40/41 degrees latitude, north, and 59/60 degrees west, longitude."

"You must be an Associate", said the balloonist. "I am", replied the woman, "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 at all, if anything, you have delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be a Partner." "I am," replied the balloonist, "But how did you know?" "Well," replied the woman, "You don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it is my fault."
Hehehe!
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Comments:
Similar joke, told by physicists about mathematicians:

Two men were lost in a balloon in the mountains. They yell for help. "Where are we?"

Twenty minutes later, a reply comes echoing back. "You're lost!"

The first man says to the second, "that must have been a mathematician."

"Why?"

"Because he took a long time to answer, his answer was completely correct, and his answer was totally useless."
 
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