This joke describes
the relationship between a forwarder and a customer in a very
A man is flying in a balloon, but he is lost.
He drops down to a height of 30 feet and shouts down to a
man standing in the field: "Excuse me, can you tell me where
The man in the fields replies: " You are in a balloon"
"You must be a forwarder" says the balloonist.
"How do you know?" asks the man in the field.
"Because the information you have supplied is factually correct,
but effectively completely useless" says the balloonist.
"Well, you must be a customer" says the forwarder.
"How do you know that?" the balloon man asks.
"Because" says the forwarder," you got yourself completely
fucking lost and all of a sudden it's my fault. "
A friend whom i sent this joke - and who happens to be a
forwarder - wrote back to me:
"very good one, i will tell all my customers immediately
- but do you know what worries me? this is not a joke, this
is the bloody truth!!"
e-mail from anonymous forwarder:
To all my freight forwarder friends; at times this feels
Last night as I lay sleeping I died ,or so it seems, Then
I went to Heaven, But it was only in my dreams.
And when St Peter met me, There at the Pearly Gate. He said
'I must get your record... Stand here and wait.'
He returned and said "Your record, It's clouded up with flaws.
Wasn't there anything you did on earth, for a worthy cause."
"I see you drank alcohol, and used tobacco too, The fact is,you
have done everything, a good man (woman) would never do."
"We can't have men like you up here, your life was full of
sin," Then he read the last of my record Grasped my hand and
said "Come in."
He took me up to the Big Boss, "Take him in and treat him
well, He's worked in FREIGHT FORWARDING, He's had his share
in Hell !!!!