?Well,? answered the balloonist, ?everything you have told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I?m still lost. Frankly, you?ve not been much help to me.?
The man smiled and said, ?You must be a Democrat.?
?I am,? replied the balloonist. ?How did you know??
?Well,? said the man, ?you don?t know where you are or where you are going. You?ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You?re in exactly the same position you were in before we met but, somehow, it?s my fault.??
We learned a lot from Mr. Wright that day. Before we went home, Mr. Wright said that he was going to come back the next day and teach us about school vouchers. But for some reason we never had Mr. Wright as a substitute teacher again. And Mrs. Simpleton stopped buying us Oreo cookies.