So I know that Monday’s can be tough for all, more for some than others. Which is why I have decided to introduce a new section called ‘Monday Humor’, which as the same suggest I intend publishing every Monday to add just a little bit of fun to mundane Monday’s – yours and mine!
Whether you are self-employed or someone with a regular day job, I promise there will be something for everyone to relate to, so here goes!
Manager Versus The Technician – A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The man below replied, “You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 42 degrees north latitude and between 58 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist.
“I am,” replied the man, “but 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.”
The man below responded, “You must be a manager.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “how did you know?”
“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are exactly in the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”
Many years ago, John worked for a large business. It was his lifetime employment, but he wasn’t happy there. He wanted to go in business for himself. He saved his money and finally had enough so that he could quit and start his own business.
About two years later, I was on vacation and was going through the town where John’s business was located. I stopped by for a visit. “Hey John, I heard that the first year is the hardest for a new business.”
“Yeah, the first year was pretty rough, but we are doing pretty good now. In fact, I’m getting to where I only have to work half a day.”
“Wow, that’s pretty nice. Maybe I should think about going into business for myself.”
“Yeah, and the nicest part of it is that it doesn’t matter which twelve hours you work.”