Tuesday, March 24, 2009

If It Ain't Dixie, It Just Won't Do

A fellow from Boston was in Alabama visiting family. One day he decided to take a walk around the area where his relatives lived to enjoy their fine, comfortable southern way of life-- something he was not accustomed to, being from the north.

While walking he happened upon a pit bull attacking a small child. His instincts took over, and he ran to the child's aid.

He grabbed the dog, pulled him from the child, and choked the dog until he was dead.

As the dead animal lay at his feet, a man came running over from the other side of the street. He announced that he was the star reporter for a big Alabama newspaper, and he would make the rescuer famous.

"LOCAL MAN SAVES CHILD FROM GRUESOME DEATH," the headlines would proclaim.

The would-be savior thought that this sounded great, but explained that he was not a local.

"Don't worry," said the reporter. "We'll just make it say: "ALABAMA MAN SAVES CHILD FROM GRUESOME DEATH."

"But I'm not from Alabama, either," the man said sheepishly. "I'm from Boston."

The newsman gave him a disgusted look and left in a hurry.

The next day the headlines of the newspaper read:


--paraphrased from Reader's Digest

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