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 are in a hot air balloon hovering
approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41
degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be a scientist," 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 have no idea what to make of your
information, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been
much help so far."
The woman below responded, "You must be Joe Biden."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are -- or where you are
going. You have risen to where you are now due to a large quantity of hot
air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep and you
expect those 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 all my fault !