Balloonists Soaked by Lawyer

Two guys, Peter and Shawn, set out in a hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
After 37 hours in the air, Peter says, “Shawn, we better lose some altitude so we can see
where we are.”

Shawn lets out some of the hot air in the balloon, and the balloon descends to below the
cloud cover. Peter says, “I still can't tell where we are, let’s ask that guy on the

So, Shawn yells down to the man, “Hey, could you tell us where we are?”
The man on the ground yells back, “You're in a balloon, 100 feet up in the air.”
Peter turns to Shawn and says, “That man must be a lawyer.”
Shawn says, “How can you tell?”

“Because the advice he gave us is 100% accurate, and totally useless.”
That's the end of the joke, but for you people who are still worried about Peter and
Shawn; they end up in the drink, and make the front page of the New York Times:
“Balloonists Soaked by Lawyer.”