Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ain’t it the truth?

(This is a repeat entry and I apologize to those who have read it before … but a recent experience of mine so closely resembled it that I couldn’t resist posting it again!)



A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He saw a person on the ground and yelled down to him, “Can you help me? I don’t know where I am.” The man replied, “Sure, I’ll help you. You are in a hot air balloon hovering 30 feet above the ground...between 40 and 41 degrees North latitude and between 59 & 60 degrees West longitude.”

“Wow, you must be an AA sponsor”, said the man in the balloon.

“I am”, said the man, “but what gave me away?”

“Well”, answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically right but I am still lost. Frankly you’re not much help at all and you might even have delayed my trip.”

“Well then,” replied the man with a smile, “you must be an AA sponsee." The balloonist was amazed and said, “I am, but how did you know?”

The man on the ground said, “Well, you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a lot of hot air. You are expecting other people to solve your problems and the fact is that you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow now ... IT’S ALL MY FAULT” !

7 Comments:

Blogger Syd said...

That's a good one, Ginnie. I am glad that you reposted it.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I have not seen this before Ginnie. How Clever!! Love Di ♥

4:18 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

GInnie, if I read this before then I forgot it, but it certainly bears repeating and is true for other things in life as well, I'm sure.

3:32 PM  
Blogger possum said...

I LOVE it! Know a couple pigeons I am going to send this to....

4:06 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Cute, Ginny.

5:20 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Yes, this is a good one. I have heard it told about lawyers. Nice twist. Dianne

6:16 AM  
Blogger Judy (kenju) said...

So, what happened to remind you of that?

8:07 PM  

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