Engineers and Managers
A man flying in a hot air balloon realizes he is lost. He
altitude and spots a man in a field down below. He lowers
further and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I
The man below says, "Yes, you're in a hot air balloon, about
30 feet above
"You must be an engineer," says the balloonist.
"I am. How did you know?"
"Everything you told me is technically correct, but it's of
no use to anyone."
The man below says, "You must be in management."
"I am. But how did you know?"
"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."