Dinesh and Bawa

Dinesh and Bawa


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Programmer and Management

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “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 woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

“You must be a programmer,” said the balloonist.

“I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”

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

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”  

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Anonymous said...

Bau, is this your creativity or is it cut & paste? :-) Either way it was hilarious.... don't know how people come up with such gems

Bawa said...

welll... i creatively cut and pasted it! :) do you like the balloon photo? :)

Anonymous said...

This one is really nice and some
Managements are really like that :)

vinitaa said...

hey bau ,

the balloon photo is gr8... i think the page looks very colourful and interesting to read withs pics interspersed... hilarious and true too.


komal said...

awesome.... hilarious.. but in the case of management .. its true..... very akin to reality...

Mrigank said...

Hahahahahaha...!!!!! LOL!!!!! Still laughing....!!!! More laughter!!!! And some more..!!!!!!:D

Reminds me of my relationship with my manager... ;)

Raghavan said...

what a naughty cut and paste bawa ;-)
you of course realize you have both managers and programmers in your fan club. this is a great way of kicking them both - yet not taking side :) LOL

Jai Guru Dev,

Anonymous said...

"welll... i creatively cut and pasted it! :) do you like the balloon photo? :)"

Bau, I should have expected this reply from you!!! Balloon is colorful, but can't beat Krishna and Hanuman :-).

Trinaa said...

amazing story..!! Absolutely hilarious!! :D :D

Anonymous said...

I share your sentiments on both groups!

Anonymous said...

Ja, ja, the balloon is very cute, you can even just about make out the manager and programmer exchanging pleasanteries! :)

shruti said...

hey bawa..
the story is cuuuull :-)

is that baloon creativity anywhere related to HTML..

how far have you come with learning HTML..

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Guess 'Jai gurudev' is the only mantra for both :-)


Pankaj Bhageria said...

suuppper....this reminds me of another joke

M.B.A Student (vs) B.E Student

A MBA and a BE student go on a camping trip, set up their tent ,and fell asleep.
Some hours later, the BE wakes his MBA friend and says
"Look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
The MBA replies, "I see millions of stars."
The BE asks, "What does that tell you?"

The MBA ponders for a minute.
"Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies
and potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.
Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and
we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
What does it tell you?"

The BE is silent for a moment, then speaks.
"Practically...Someone has stolen our tent".

Anonymous said...

The BE vs MBA - was a great joke :)

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