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Another interesting anecdote, sent to me by my friend, Romel, last year.  Enjoy!
 
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A man in a hot air balloon realized 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 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 a Software Engineer," 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’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much of help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip."
 
The woman below responded, "You must be a Manager."
 
"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 you’ve manage to make it my fault." Smile
 
So… Who wants to be a manager?  Or even an associate manager?  Hehehe.  Open-mouthed  Putik na, I hope this isn’t the reason why I am where I am now. Tongue out
 
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  1. Bryan
    January 8, 2009 at 5:48 am

    HAHAHA.. iba ka talaga JPO… habang binabasa ko tong story na ito… un last part din agad un nasa isip ko… kaya siguro ayaw mo mapromote dati… hahaha 😀

  2. Jaye
    January 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

    haha! marami akong kilalang ganito!!!!! 😀 😛

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