George, my neighbor, has an acquaintance who is a "born again believer" who can tell the worst racial or ethnic jokes around. One time he asked if I had ever heard the one about the dumb "Pollock who…" And I cut in, saying "I don't appreciate jokes like that because my wife's family is from Poland." "OK," he continued," how about the one about the Catholic priest who…" And I cut in again and said "my wife's Polish family is Roman Catholic, so I don't appreciate jokes like that. How about telling a joke on yourself?" That fell on deaf ears! Why do we often have to put someone or some group down in order to make ourselves look or feel better?