A joke for the jokers in Government

With the recent elections still fresh in our minds, this hilarious joke I received from a friend via e-mail is rather pertinent to the two main contenders. I couldn’t resist sharing:

A woman in a hot air balloon realised she was lost.
She lowered her altitude and spotted a man below.

“Excuse me,” she called, “can you help
me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I

The man consulted his portable GPS. “You’re in a
hot air balloon, approximately 10m above a ground elevation of 782m above sea
level,” he said. “You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude
and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”

She rolled her eyes and said: “You must be a DA

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you

“Well,” answered the balloonist,”
everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do
with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much

The man smiled and responded: “You must be an ANC
government official.”

“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’ve risen to where you are due to
a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how
to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same
position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it’s my fault.”


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