That’s Right. You’re Not From Texas.

yellowrose0.jpgDear [Name Withheld]:

A few days ago, while speaking before a mostly friendly group of colleagues, I uttered the sentence, “Texas was readmitted to the Union in 1870, and we haven’t caused any trouble since.”

I expected that sentence to elicit a chuckle, which it did . . . but what surprised me were the boos and hisses.

Wounded, I put a hand to my chest and asked, “Whatever can you be thinking of?”

But of course I knew. They were thinking of you.

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