That's exactly why you shouldn't have been offended. Tell a joke about Italians, or southerners, or whites, or rednecks or any other group that you want to stick me in. I know that the stereotypes don't apply to me, so I don't give a crap. If it's funny, I'll laugh. I am sick and tired of people who can't laugh at themselves. I am sick and tired of somebody being offended over every little freaking thing in the entire world.