The Novice Journalist
The young man asked, "Has anything ever happened around here that made you happy"?
The farmer thought for a minute and said, "Yep! One time one of my neighbor's sheep got lost. We formed a posse and found it. We all screwed it and took it back home".
"I can't print that!" the young man exclaimed. "Can you think of anything else that happened that made you or a lot of other people happy"?
After another moment, the farmer said, "Yeah, one time my neighbor's daughter, a good looking girl, got lost. We formed a big posse that time and found her. After we all screwed her, we took her back home".
Again, the young man said "I can't print that either. Has anything ever happened around here that made you sad"?
The old farmer dropped his head as if he were ashamed and after a few seconds looked up timidly at the young man and said, "I got lost once".