The Hot Air Balloon
A woman was in a hot air balloon. She spotted someone below and lowered closer to the ground to get his attention. She shouted, “Hey, I don’t know where I am. Can you help me?”
A man on the ground responded, “You are in a hot air balloon. You’re about twenty feet above the ground, three miles East of the Mississippi River.”
“You must be a Engineer,” the woman replied.
“Why yes!” said the man, “How did you know?”.
“Everything you have told me is true, but I do not know what to do with this information. Honestly, I am still lost. You haven’t been any help at all,” she explained.
“Ah, you are a Project Manager,” noted the man.
“Yes, I am a Project Manager. How did you know?” she asked.
“You have no idea where you are or where you are going. You’ve gotten to where you are now due to a lot of hot air. And now you expect me to fix your situation. You are in the same situation now as you were before I came along, but somehow this is my fault!”