“Sir, do you have a cap or a hat?” the man loading the tourist into the hot air balloon basket asked Charles.
“No,” Charles responded. “Why?”
The man answered, “The way these things work is that we heat the air inside the balloon with a burner, which causes the balloon to float upwards. The flames from the burner generate a lot of heat.”
“So are you saying I can’t go on this balloon ride without a hat?”
“No sir, but you are tall and have a full head of hair.”
Charles’ wife was the first to smell singed hair.