When Pink Elephants Fly!

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.

He reduces his altitude 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 work in Technical Support,” says the balloonist.

”I do,” replies the man. ”How did you know?”

”Well” says the balloonist, ”everything you have told me is technically correct, but completely useless.”

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 still in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault.”

Interesting Fact:  The Balloon Fiesta grew each year for decades, and today is the largest balloon convention in the world. The number of registered balloons reached a peak of 1,019 in 2000, prompting the Balloon Fiesta Board to limit the number to 750 starting in 2001,[3] citing a desire for “quality over quantity”. The limit was changed to 600 in 2009 — citing recent growth in the city and a loss of landing zones. On any given day during the festival, up to 100,000 spectators may be on the launch field where they are provided the rare opportunity to observe inflation and take off procedures. Countless more people gather at landing sites all over the city to watch incoming balloons.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuquerque_International_Balloon_Fiesta#History )

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14 Comments

  1. It reminded me of the old ‘drummer’ Gag

    Drummer: walks into a shop and asks. “do you have any amplifiers?”

    shopkeeper: Are You a drummer?

    drummer: Yes! How did you know?

    shopkeeper: This is a fish shop.

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your joke with us. It may be good over my head but I don’t get the joke. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

      • In music the ‘dumb drummer’ is a stereotype in gags. Like an Irish man goes into a pub.

        Determining characteristic is his dumbness.

    • Hehehe. I hope you enjoyed it then. Thank you very much for stopping by and I really appreciate your feedback. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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