I have been getting brutalized by Texans who got their feelings hurt by the headline on Sunday’s Side Streets column:
(They swerve all over the road because they are used to dodging armadillos sleeping in the middle of all their highways!)
The column was about the proliferation of vacation home rentals and how Colorado Springs has decided not to regulate them. The result is that your neighborhood rental could become a vacation home for tourists. Of course, that means Texans, right?
It was a harmless reference, so I thought. Wrong.
Some readers OUTRAGED!
One actually called City Hall demanding: “All y’ all butter dew sumpen ’bout that Gah-zette!”
OK, I made up the quote. But the call to City Hall actually happened.
So I did what anyone would do . . . I googled Texas to see if others make fun of the Lone Star State or if I was off base.
Turns out the web is filled with Texas jokes. There’s an entire Facebook page devoted to slamming Texas! Who knew? (Actually, it’s way too harsh for my taste.)
Then a colleague suggested I should hold a little contest. Let readers offer their own Texas jokes.
A few folks posted their own Texas jokes in the comment section.
Here’s one from kmancos:
“Heh, reminds me of standing in a lift line at Breck. You could tell the Texans from the locals because us locals had 501′s with scotch guard, and the Texans had the latest ski suits. My friend said “What’s up with all of these Texans?” and I said “I don’t know, I just hope that they ski better than they drive.”
I like that one. Guess they just can’t stop dodging armadillos!
Anyway, I’m inviting everyone to offer their own Texas jokes.
I’ll get things started with this one:
Ever hear about the Olympic athlete from Texas who was so proud of the gold medal he won that he went and had it bronzed?