Man in hot air balloon gets lost and asks for the way

Man in hot air balloon joke

Sometimes how a person acts reveals a lot about their profession.

This is a hilarious example of exactly that.


A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.


He reduces height and spots a man down below.  He lowers the balloon further and shouts: “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”


The man below says, “Yes, you’re in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.”


“You must be in IT”, says the balloonist.


“I am,” replies the man, “How did you know?”


“Well,” says the balloonist, “everything you have told me is technically correct, but it’s no use to anyone.”


The man below says, “you must be a manager”.


“I am,” replies the balloonist, “but how did you know?”


“Well”, says the man, “you don’t know where you are, or where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help.  You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault.”