Once upon a time, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel,
found him resting on the seventh day.
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 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 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
“Balance in all things “God continued pointing to different countries “This one will be
extremely hot, while this one will very cold and covered with ice.”
The Archangel, impressed with God’s work, then pointed to a land mass and said, “What’s
“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 be balance.”
God smiled. “There is another Washington. Wait until you see the idiots I put there!”