A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She decreased her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him
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 man consulted his portable GPS and replied
You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 4119 feet above sea level. You are at 35 degrees, .07 minutes north latitude and 83 degrees, 18 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said
You must be a Republican.
The man replied
How did you know?
The balloonist answered
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 help to me.
The man smiled and responded
You must be a Democrat.
I am, replied the balloonist. How did you know?
The man said
You don’t know where you are or where you’re 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.