A young journalism student at Swansea University was assigned to write a human interest story. So he went up into the mountains, where he found a farmer sitting on his porch.
He introduced himself, explained his mission, and asked, “Has anything ever happened here that made you really happy?”
The farmer thought for a moment, then said, “I remember one time my neighbour’s daughter, a fine looking girl, got lost. So we formed a posse and went to look for her, and when we found her, we all took turns to screw her.”
“I can’t print that!” said the young student. “Can’t you think of anything else that happened that made you happy?”
The farmer thought for a while longer, then smiled. “Oh! One time a neighbour’s sheep got lost. We formed a posse to look for it, and when we found it, we all took turns to screw it.”
Again, the young man said “I can’t write about that either. Let’s try another approach. Has anything ever happened around here that made you really sad?”
The old farmer dropped his head in shame. After a couple of seconds he looked up timidly at the young man and said, “This one time, I got lost . . .”