Human Interest Story
A young man graduated from University of Arkansas with
a degree in journalism. His first assignment for the
newspaper who hired him was to write a human interest
story. Being from Arkansas, he went back to the country
to do his research. He went to an old farmer's house
way back in the hills, introduced himself to the farmer
and proceeded to explain to him why he was there. The
young man asked, "Has anything ever happened around
here that made you happy?"
The farmer thought for a minute and said, "Yep! One
time one of my neighbor's sheep got lost. We formed
a posse and found it. We all screwed it and took it
"I can't print that!" the young man exclaimed. "Can
you think of anything else that happened that made you
or a lot of other people happy?"
After another moment, the farmer said, "Yeah, one time
my neighbor's daughter, a good looking girl, got lost.
We formed a big posse that time and found her. After
we all screwed her, we took her back home."
Again, the young man said "I can't print that either.
Has anything ever happened around here that made you
The old farmer dropped his head as if he were ashamed
and after a few seconds looked up timidly at the young
man and said, "I got lost once."