Apparently the guy in the balloon is Welbexian and not just any officer!!
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 me? I promised a friend I would met 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 accountant," 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 your information, and the fact
is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far"
The woman below responded, "You must be an Army Officer".
"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"
If only the CO could see you now CGS!! Sorry for causing diversification sir I realise how difficult it is for some of the Officer Corps, yourself excluded (forelock tugged) to concentrate on too many things at once.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CGS:
This was a reply to a Welbeck thing that you initially posted. Dont worry I dont think anyone noticed that you momentarily lost concentration.
Under new proposals, Welbeck will leave its present location, and become a tri-service 6th form college! How happy am I with that - we might be able to sideload more of those Wibbly Wobblies to the RAF or Navy!! Mind you, situation is improved by sending them to civvy Universities - may prompt more of them to drop out of the system rather than tie it up later on.
What! Only one bitter and twisted post about Welbeck - and that a hackneyed re-work of an old theme - is Welbeck finally losing it's pole position as institutional hate-figure? Surely some one out there can do better than that - after all, so many of you (line regiments, cavalry, and gunners included) have Welbexians amongst you.... I guess the whining has dropped off from the REME and R Signals elements now so much of their heirarchy at CO level and above hails from the college up north....
I can understand that good, honest, fit young chaps of limited means would like to go to dear old Welbeck - especially if it saves good old Pater a bob or two....what I want to know however, is, why is it that they come out as such self serving, conceited, cock-sucking bum sharks especially when they all end up in the RLC or R SIGNALS?
The main reason that those from 'the college of the North' are less the hate figures that they uesd to be is that they are no longer given the grace-and-favour REG C that used to wind up the non-WibblyWobblies.
The second reason is that they are not all w*****s.
CGS wishes it to be known that he did NOT attend Welbeck College, and he did NOT fail the entrance test