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If you've ever been asked "Oh, you're from Washington?

Which one?" or know someone who is from

Washington...this one is for you! Enjoy.

Once upon a time, God was missing for six days.

Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting

on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where have

you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly

pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael.

Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is


"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on

it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a

great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.

"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great

opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going

to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of

white people, and over there is a continent of black


"Balance in all things," God continued pointing to

different countries. "This one will be extremely hot,

while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed

to a land mass and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most

glorious place on earth. There are beautiful streams,

hills, and forests. The people from Washington State

are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and

humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the

world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking,

high achieving, and they will be known throughout the

world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then

proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there

would be balance."

God smiled, "There is another Washington...wait til

you see the idiots I put there."