Once upon a time, God was missing for six days. Eventually,
Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh
He inquired 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 call it Earth, and it's going to be a great place of
"Balance?" inquired Michael, 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 there 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 mass and said, "What's that one?"
"Ah,"said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious
place on earth. There are beautiful streams, hills, and
forests. The people from Washington State are going to be
handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous, and they are
going to be found traveling the world. They will be
extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they
will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and
carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then
proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would
God smiled, "There is another Washington. Wait til you see
the idiots I put there!"