Hot Air Balloon Joke For Filmmakers - Raindance

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted: “Excuse me. I’m lost. Can you help me? I promised a friend I’d meet them in half an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am!”

The woman below replied: “You are in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 50 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

“You must be the line producer” said the balloonist. “I am” replied the woman. “How did you know that?” “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. You really haven’t been much help.”

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The woman below responded, “you must be the producer.” “I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how would you possibly know that?” “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 which you have no idea how to keep and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are in exactly the same position as you were when we first met, but somehow it’s all my fault.”

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