Okay - posting twice in one day is something I normally do not do. But I received this cute story this morning with regards to New Jersey and I was trying to think of a good time to post it but reading Jerry's friend, Rose's comment regarding Jersey, I just thought I had to defend my home state.
The Creation of the Jersey Shore
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found Him resting on the seventh day. He inquires of God, "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downward 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 great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of the earth, "For example, Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while Africa is going to be poor. The Middle East over there will be a hot spot." God continued, pointing to different countries, "This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered with ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a large land mass with an ocean as its border and said, "What's that one?"
"Ah," said God, "That's the Jersey Shore, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes, and climate. The people from the Jersey Shore are going to be modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high achieving people, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then exclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance! Everyone and everything seems so totally perfect in this place you call the Jersey Shore."
God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the assholes I'm sending down from New York every summer."
Sorry NY! :D - heck we could have easily said PA too.