A man was passing through a small southern town where there was a
nativity scene on exhibit that showed great skill and talent had
gone into creating it. One small feature bothered the man though.
The three wise men were all wearing fireman’s helmets.
Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, the man
left. At the “Quik Stop” at the edge of town, the man asked the
lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a
rage, yelling at the man, “You damn Yankees never do read the Bible!”
The man assured the lady that he read the Bible regularly but
simply could not recall anything about firemen in the Bible.
She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through
some pages and finally jabbed her finger on the passage.
Sticking it into the man’s face she said, “See, it says right
here, “The three wise men came from afar.””