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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Difference Between an Engineer and Top CEO Manager

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 man. 

"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." 

"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?!!"

11 comments:

Arija said...

Ha, ha, priceless!!!

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! perfect!

Karen said...

Hee hee!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
If a thing can be 'frighteningly' funny, this is - scathingly witty! YAM xx

This is Belgium said...

I will give this one to my son engineer :)
good one !
Have a great week, Sylvia

Team G Square said...

How true

Andrea said...

I had to come read this because I am married to an Engineer (almost 49 years)and I knew right away that who ever the clever person was that wrote this, must also be married to an engineer. And that said ... I know the manager type too. Try working in the medical field and have "managers" making patient care decisions ... yes, this person knows whereof she/he speaks!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Martha Z said...

As the spouse of a one-time engineer and having worked under too many clueless managers, I like this.

Betsy Adams said...

OH My Goodness... I love it, Sylvia... It's SO SO SO SO true.... Cute!!! Thanks for the smiles tonight.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nikki said...

My husband is an engineer. I can't wait to send this to him. Thanks

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

we both laughed at this one! (on the road, I'm reading my IPad out loud to the driver ;>)

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