man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces
height 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 be an NCO," says the balloonist.
"I am" replies the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," says the balloonist, "Everything you
have told me is technically correct, but it's no use to anyone."
The man below says "You must be an Officer".
"I am" replies the balloonist, "But how did you
"Well," says the NCO, "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."