They sometimes say that ‘birds of a feather flock together’ and we may see evidence of that in many areas of life. One of the ways that we see it is as far as people of certain classes. Those who are well-off tend to hang around with other people who are well off but those who may be poor tend to do the same. It’s just something that seems to come naturally, but when a mixture of people occurs, it can be somewhat unusual and perhaps even a little funny. That is what we see in the following joke about a redneck man who shows up at a party with his rich neighbors.
A filthy rich Florida man invites all of his friends and neighbors to a party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion. He also invites Leroy, the only redneck in the neighborhood. Leroy was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating BBQ, and flirting with all the women.
There was a 10-foot long alligator in the pool and after a few hours of partying the host announced, “I’ll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in the pool.” The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash. Everyone turned around and Leroy was in the pool!
Leroy was fighting the gator and the water was churning and splashing everywhere. Leroy was jabbing it in the eyes with his thumbs, punching it, and attempting to strangle it. He finally succeeded and left it floating in the water as he slowly climbed out of the pool. The onlookers were staring at him in disbelief.
Finally, the host says, “Well Leroy, I guess I owe you a million dollars.”
“No, that’s okay. I don’t want it,” says Leroy.
The rich man says, “I have to give you something, you won the bet. How about half a million bucks?”
Leroy says, “No thanks, I don’t want it.”
The host says, “I insist on giving you something. How about a new Porsche, a Rolex, and some stock options?”
Again Leroy declines.
Confused, the man asks him, “Well, Leroy, then what do you want?”
Leroy says, “What I want is the name of the sumbitch who pushed me in the pool!”