Good Forwards

It’s great when a friend finds a forward and sends it to you and it is absolutely, exactly what you needed at that given moment. Heather, (she of panico.net fame) sent me a forward tonight which just made my evening. It made my evening on two levels. The first is that the forward she sent me was so damn appropriate given what I’ve been going through the last couple of days. The second is that I now don’t have to come up with anything for tonight’s entry, which is a good thing considering the day I’ve had. My last day on the job. Anyway… here’s the forward…

A man piloting a hot-air balloon discovers he has wandered far off course and is hopelessly lost. He descends to a lower altitude and locates a man down on the ground. He lowers the balloon to within hearing distance and shouts, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”

The man below says: “Yes, you’re in a hot-air balloon, about thirty feet above this field.”

“You must work in information technology,” says the balloonist.

“Yes, I do,” replies the man. “And how did you know that?”

“Well,” says the balloonist, “what you told me is technically correct, but of no use to anyone.”

The man below says, “You must work in management.”

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

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