Balloon Man & the Woman – Nice Story

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 are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are 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 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 so far.”
The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” said 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 problems.
The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now you make me feel that some how it’s my fault”.

Moral: Engineer make no sense & Managers make no friends -:)

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34 Responses to Balloon Man & the Woman – Nice Story

  1. Zafar Iqbal September 22, 2012 at 10:02 PM #

    Good One SARA.

    And Ahmed’s comment about the Crow and the rabbit is two good, too!


  2. ahmed April 17, 2012 at 2:36 AM #

    Very similar story:
    A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”
    The crow answered: ” Sure, why not.”
    So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
    Management Lesson: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

  3. Ahmed April 16, 2012 at 11:07 PM #

    Managgment efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; You have to determine whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

  4. Dinesh Gunani April 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM #

    Whether 1 is engineer or in any field he must think on whatever decision he is taking,1 must make the promises only after he is confident enough to fulfill them……coz theres nothing bigger valuable as much as the tounge is….:)

  5. Ibrahim Mohammed April 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM #

    Engineers v/s Managers—–Who’s Smart

  6. Ramadan April 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

    Ask undefined questions, you will get a general answer.

  7. Ramadan April 16, 2012 at 3:08 PM #

    Learn how to ask

  8. Ramadan April 16, 2012 at 3:07 PM #

    Never open a door which you can not close.

  9. SHERIF April 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM #

    Two morals:
    1) When you plan to do something, ask yourself how Am I going to do it? Whtat are my needs to do that?
    2) When you manage to do something and you find a problem, always try to find the problem from your side before blaming others?

  10. HAIDER ALI786 April 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM #


  11. agm April 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM #

    Engineers and Managers carry weird burden of creating and managing and end up in complicated situation for themselves and others they server

  12. Gowhar April 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM #

    Witout the correct vision and goal it is difficult to achieve target.

  13. Dr. Passant April 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM #

    Managers have to be sensible , reasonable and put themselves in others shoes

  14. Kimo April 15, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    Engineers make no sense…
    Managers make no friends…

  15. Abdullah April 15, 2012 at 5:12 PM #

    When you are in need fro help try to be polite. Politeness can some times make miracles.

  16. Shamsul April 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    Moral: Try to help people in real sense, don’t execute yourself(Engineer) or try to save yourself from fault virtually(Manager)

  17. AMJAD IQBAL April 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM #

    Dont talk to someone who is much more qualified than you. You may not understand him.

  18. altaf April 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM #

    So true, Thanks SARA 🙂

  19. Walid alhasan April 5, 2011 at 6:36 AM #

    Thanks SARA for your moral stories .

    • Ali April 5, 2011 at 6:44 AM #

      Thanks for the motivation, Walid!

  20. Oussama March 25, 2011 at 9:42 PM #

    that’s true.. i’m engineer & i don’t make sense

  21. Jagdeesh6s March 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM #

    Moral of the story is very true…

  22. zahra March 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM #

    so nice and true,haha

  23. ?? ???? March 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM #

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  24. Umar1100 March 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM #

    not much impressive as other stories……..

  25. Hsaad70 March 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM #

    This is exactly true, managers do mistakes and blame the others

    • Sara March 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM #

      Yep, thats why I am planning to go ahead without managers in all my jobs.

      • siso March 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM #

        how r u

      • Ramez Mahshar April 15, 2012 at 12:24 PM #

        agree with Hsaad70,

  26. Mohab March 23, 2011 at 10:29 AM #

    very amazing I rofl a lot
    and its very very true

  27. Mohsentahr March 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM #

    This’s very true … engineers don’t make sense as well as physicians , lawers , accountants …. should i proceed ?!
    But nice sroty indeed …

  28. Jamil Halak March 23, 2011 at 7:07 AM #

    really nice ,, engineers know where they go !!!

    • Sara March 23, 2011 at 9:26 AM #

      Jamil Halak, It was a joke to give our day a pleasant start. Don’t you agree?

      • Md Yaseen April 16, 2012 at 6:34 PM #

        Sara, but with this joke or whatsoever we can judge out that Engineers are smarter and straight forward to their destiny compared to Management guys…