Geographic Humor

It’s always risky when humor comes at someone else’s expense.  Yet it happens that way a lot.  Our valley is known for producing super premium wines, and last July I arranged for some to be shipped to friends and family in Hawaii.  The winery said they would not be sending anything until the weather cooled to become more favorable for wine shipments. Fair enough; it gets very hot around here in August and even September.  No one wants their finest wine sitting out in blazing heat on the airport tarmac.  October, they said, would be the shipping month.  Here it is the end of October and still no shipments, so I called the winery.  They were still waiting for the cooler weather, they said. They had been checking every day on Honolulu weather and there was still no sign of cooling at that end.  They would have to wait.  Think about that for a minute.  You have to admit there is something pretty funny about waiting around for the cool fall weather in Hawaii.

Geographic ignorance about our own country is a constant source of sad amusement.  People who are anchored in a particular region can get some pretty weird ideas about what lies beyond, despite whatever they were supposed to have learned in grade school.  Now and then a local from around here will announce their big trip “back east” meaning Nebraska or South Dakota.  Life long Northeasterners wonder if the ‘O’ states (Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon) are all pretty much near each other out there somewhere.  When we moved from NYC to Walla Walla, Washington some of our friends asked if that is a neighborhood near the White House.  And so it goes.

6 thoughts on “Geographic Humor”

  1. I noticed on the comments section of one of your blogs, The Corruption of Complacency, that one of the comments had been removed \”by the blog administrator\”. How does that work? What sort of comment would likely be removed?

  2. I deleted two posts from Fred Preuss because they were nothing but taunts about the stupidity and hypocrisy of all Christianity and Christians. If Fred wants to correspond privately with me for a real conversation, he has my address

  3. the weather is cooling here in seattle, washington if you need a place to ship your wine :-)btw–it\’s the white house.

  4. Ooo! Ooo! Ooo! Temperatures are in the 50s in Bellville. That should be cool enough. Just be sure the shipment travels at night and arrives before sunrise in order to keep the wine safe. If that can\’t be arranged, I\’m willing to take a chance on a standard shipment.Better yet, you could personally deliver those fine wines to Texas. We could pick you up in a vehicle with a controlled interior climate.

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