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A Question of Balances

This made me laugh out loud – send to me by a good friend in, of course, Washington State:

God was missing for six days.. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, ‘Where have you been?’

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, ‘Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.’

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, ‘What is it?’

‘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 place to test Balance.’

‘Balance?’ inquired Michael, ‘I’m 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 here I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. 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 area and said, ‘What’s that one?’

‘That’s Washington State, one of the most glorious places on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of software.’

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, ‘But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance.’

God smiled, ‘There’s another Washington. Wait till you see the idiots I put there.

July 15, 2008 - Posted by | Humor, Jordan, Living Conditions, Seattle


  1. hahaha I’ve heard the same joke – but with Lebanon in place of Washington πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. Yeh, there are a lot of jokes like this, but I am prejudiced towards those saying Washington is heaven. πŸ˜‰

    So, Little Diamond, what to they point to as the opposite of heavenly Lebanon?

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  3. Lol, too funny!

    Comment by carly | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. LOL

    Comment by Ansam | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. Mmm right – I guess I should have said that a variation of this joke is told in Lebanon. The “balance” is that Lebanon is a beautiful land with not-so-beautiful people πŸ˜›

    And I’ve seen that same joke told about Israel as well. Go figure πŸ™‚

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. Glad you liked it!

    Comment by momcat | July 15, 2008 | Reply

  7. ROTFL!

    Comment by Aafke | July 16, 2008 | Reply

  8. LOL, Carly, if you haven’t visited Seattle, c’mon over!

    LOL Ansam, ditto!

    Thanks Little Diamond!

    Loved it, Momcat! πŸ˜‰

    LOL. Aafke, and I am guessing you would love Seattle, too!

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 16, 2008 | Reply

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