A man decides to cross North America in a hot air balloon. However, not planning real well and going way too high, he soon becomes lost. He lets some hot air out of the balloon, which slowly descended below the clouds, but he still cannot tell where he is. Far below, he sees a woman on the ground. The man lowered the balloon, to ask the woman his location.
When he was low enough, the man called down to the woman, “Hey, can you tell me where I am?”
The woman on the ground yelled back, “You are in a balloon, about 100 feet up in the air.”
The man called down to the woman, “You must be a lawyer.”
She answered “Yes, but how can you tell?”
The man answered, “Because the advice you gave me is 100% accurate, and totally useless.”
“Well,” the woman replied, “you do not know where you are, or where you are going. You got into your predicament through a lack of planning, and could have avoided it by asking for help before you acted. You expect me to provide an instant remedy. And the fact is you are in the exact same position you were in before we met, but now it is somehow my fault.”