Hot Air Balloon
  • PheylanPheylan October 2008
    A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "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 consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

    She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican." "I am," replied the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've been no help to me at all"

    The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat." "As a matter of fact, I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due exclusively to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me, the republican, to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's all my fault."
  • That's awesome.
  • NunesNunes October 2008
    For equal hilarity reverse the party tags.
  • JeddHamptonJeddHampton October 2008
    I chuckled.
  • BlueBoxBobBlueBoxBob October 2008
    I love it.
  • xemplarxemplar October 2008
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  • JeddHamptonJeddHampton October 2008
    My dad read me a similar story that he received via e-mail. I usually don't like these e-mails, and most are pretty stupid, but I did get a chuckle out of this one. I'm going to paraphrase it, so forgive me.

    While I was visiting a friend, I heard their daughter say that she wanted to become president. Her parents encouraged her by said that she could do whatever she wanted. I was a bit curious, so I asked her what her first task would be as president. She replied by stating that it would be to improve welfare so that she could give people food and decent homes. Her parents were very proud of her noble ambitions. I responded by saying that she didn't need to be president to start doing this. I said that she could come over my house once a week and do my yard work. She could mow the lawn, rake the leaves, and pull the weeds. I offered to pay her $25 for each week. I'd then drive her out to behind the Home Depot where a few homeless people stay, and she could give one of them the money. Her parents got a bit defensive and asked why doesn't the homeless man do this himself? I quickly responded, "Welcome to the Republican Party".
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