Interview

A young journalism student at the University of Tennessee was assigned to
write a human interest story. He went into the mountains to do some research.
There, he found an old farmer sitting on his porch, introduced himself, and
explained his mission.
The young man asked, “Has anything ever happened around here that made you
really happy?”

After a moment, the farmer said, “Yeah, one time my neighbor’s daughter, a
fine looking gal, got lost. We formed a posse and found her. After we all
screwed her, we took her back home.”

“I can’t print that!” the young man exclaimed. “Can’t you think of anything
else that happened that made you happy?”

The farmer thought for a minute and smiled, “Yep! One time a neighbor’s sheep
got lost. We formed a posse and found it. Then we all screwed it and took it
back home.”

Again, the young man said “I can’t print that, either. Let’s try another
approach. Has anything ever happened around here that made you really sad?”

The old farmer dropped his head as if he were ashamed, and after a few seconds
he looked up timidly at the young man and said, “This one time, I got lost…”

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