Two informally dressed
ladies happened to strike up a conversation during an endless wait at the LAX
The first lady was an arrogant
California woman married to a wealthy man.
The second was a well-mannered
elderly woman from Texas.
When the conversation centered on whether
they had any children, the California woman started by saying, "When my first
child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me ."
from Texas commented, "Well, bless your heart."
The first woman
continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful
Again, the lady from Texas commented, "Well, bless your
The first woman continued boasting, "Then, when my third
child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet."
again, the Texas lady commented, "Well, bless your heart."
first woman then asked her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when
you had your first child?"
"My husband sent me to charm school," declared
the Texas lady.
"Charm school?" the first woman cried, "Oh, my God!
What on earth for?"
The Texas lady responded, "Well for example, instead of
saying: 'Who Gives a Shit?', I learned to say, 'Well,
bless your heart!' "