Wednesday, 29 March 2017

With apologies....

With apologies to my actuarial and marketing friends......

Two people are flying in a hot air balloon and realise they are lost. They see a man on the ground, so they navigate the balloon to where they can speak to him. They yell to him, "Can you help us – we’re lost."

The man on the ground replies, "You’re in a hot air balloon, about two hundred feet off the ground." One of the people in the balloon replies to the man on the ground, "You must be an actuary. You gave us information that is accurate, but completely useless."

The actuary on the ground yells to the people in the balloon, "you must be in marketing."

They yell back, "yes, how did you know?"

The actuary says, "well, you’re in the same situation you were in before you talked to me, but now it’s my fault."


  1. Hi Ralph,

    I think I heard a version that ends:

    "You must be in {insert profession here}! On a jolly and with no idea what you are doing, where you are going or how you got there." Or something like that!