Thursday, May 15, 2008

AA’s Sponsor-sponsee dilemma

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.”

“You must be an AA sponsee”, replied the man. The man in the balloon 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 MY FAULT” !


Blogger kenju said...

I love it! And I wish I knew an email address for my former son-in-law so I could send it to him! He's the king of blaming other people for the troubles in his life!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Scott W said...


10:26 AM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Ah Ginnie--this wonderful joke adapted for AA--very clever.
I have heard this joke before--sometimes using Republicans and Democrats (apply however you wish) or using Presbyterians (which I am).

8:27 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

My oldest daughter sometimes flies that balloon, but she's getting better. I loved this.

I also got a kick out of your quirks, especially the way you put yourself to sleep. Think I'll try it!

10:35 AM  
Blogger david santos said...

Very nice, Done ginnie, very nice!
have a nice week

1:19 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

Great Ginnie! I know someone just like this who has been in AA for 18 years. He's still a mess in many ways. Thanks for a big smile.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Bud said...

Good for you Ginny. You have "grounded" more balloonists than anyone I know. Bud

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said and it could apply to so many people!

2:05 PM  

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