Alternate ending to that joke: "You asked me a question, I answered the question you asked, and now you're pissed off at me because you asked the wrong question."A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.
He reduces his 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 metres above this field”.
“You must be an engineer,” 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 in management”.
“I am,” replies the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” says the man, “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.”
You know what this is don't you? They're secretly planning on selling Chinese takeout food and they're testing their delivery methods. They're trying to figure out how to get people's wonton soup to the ground without making a hell of a messNow there’s another “suspected” Chinese Spy/Weather/Whatever Balloon….
Right about now, I figure there's a couple of dozen Chinese officials working 24-hour days to spin this as a triumph for Xi.
If they succeed, promotion, money, power, all that good stuff.
If they fail, there's worse things than hoeing beans on a collective farm in northwest China for the rest of your life. But not many.
Police in North Carolina are asking locals not to take "pot shots" at a Chinese spy balloon floating tens of thousands of feet above.WHo has some competition grade shooting equipment? Looking like it could become a contest. From the ground only though.