You've seen them, the top ten, twenty, or so things you didn't know, or haven't seen, or best all round list that pop up on facebook. Well there is one called '20 Jokes Only For Tennesseans With A Sense Of Humor'. I found it to be a sad commentary for people everywhere.
The jokes listed were by far the most pitiful attempt at making a joke at the expense of someone else I've ever seen. Whoever came up with these, and God I hope it wasn't people from Tennessee, were the most simple minded morons I've ever seen. Most made no sense and let's face it even a joke has to make sense to be funny. To claim that only people with a sense of humor would find them funny translated into only a Tennessean with with the intelligence of a moron would find them funny. I'm sure we have a few of those but for the most part I think the people of this great state would look at them the same way I do. Sad. You will find these same type of jokes for almost any state in the south. We have been the butt end of bad jokes for way too long. It's not just jokes. There is a certain individual on TV that I heard make one of the most outrageous statements regarding the south I've heard. Years ago while at work I was talking to a person in Canada, this otherwise pleasant individual after finding out where I was asked if we were still shooting Indians here. Come on, are you serious? Yes he was. I told him no because it was outlawed about five years before. I did tell him that it was still legal to shoot stupid people. I ended up spending over an hour on the phone with this man telling him about my state and the south in general. I hope he followed through on he promise to visit us and got a chance to get to know the people here.
For those of you who have never visited us please do. In almost any place you go here you will be met with true southern hospitality. You will find most are friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to make you feel at home. Anyone who was raised in the south were taught you treated a guest with respect and courtesy. Are there places that you don't want to go? Sure. Like any other state there are places that you just don't want to go. Please come and visit us here in the south and find out about the real South.
You want a bad joke about the South well here's one and no it isn't true but at least it has a coherent thought.
How man Tennesseans does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, the problem is finding that one. Mention work and Tennesseans run for the nearest door.
If you're going to tell bad jokes about us at least make them funny.