NANFA-- It has a native fish in it... ;)

Todd Crail (
Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:02:46 -0400


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 Alkali Desert Scrub habitat, 2.7 miles west of
the Colorado River near one of the remnant populations and spawning grounds
of the Razorback Sucker."

"You must be a conservation biologist, "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 a legislator".

"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 due to a large quantity of hot air.
You made a promise to someone that you have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem, but you really aren't interested in the
information I'm providing. The fact is you are in exactly the same situation
you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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