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#1057311 - Wed Aug 06 2014 09:32 PM Why are balloons so expensive?
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This has kept me entertained over lunch today ..


Why are balloons so expensive?



Inflation.



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#1057346 - Thu Aug 07 2014 01:24 AM Re: Why are balloons so expensive? [Re: Copago]
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#1057355 - Thu Aug 07 2014 02:34 AM Re: Why are balloons so expensive? [Re: Copago]
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#1058272 - Mon Aug 11 2014 08:59 AM Re: Why are balloons so expensive? [Re: Copago]
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Hah, good one Copago. Here's a semi-related one:

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? 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 the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," 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 you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be in management."

"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 which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault!"
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#1058285 - Mon Aug 11 2014 12:02 PM Re: Why are balloons so expensive? [Re: Copago]
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There is a balloon manufacturer near us who advertise:

"Always sold at pre-inflation prices".

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#1058419 - Tue Aug 12 2014 12:15 AM Re: Why are balloons so expensive? [Re: Copago]
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