Friday, November 1, 2013

Engineer, Manager and the hot air balloon

Thanks to Facebook users, here is one that I found worth posting... after you know how long! :)

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 an engineer,” 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 of no use to anyone.”

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

“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.”

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Home alone!

...So my mom calls up my sister to tell her that she has traveled safely to Bangalore from my sister' s home. My sister's six-year-old son picks up the call and was audibly upset that his grandparents have left. He says "Paatti, why don't you come back? I am alone here!". My mom got a bit worried and asked, "Why are you alone? Where are the rest?". He says, "Me, Hari-anna, Amma, Appa and Chinthamani paatti are all alone here!"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013