The above photo submitted by Greg Jones needs no explanation. Don’t do this - ever!

 

 A customer in a store with a coupon book very seriously approached a salesperson with a free coupon and remarked, “You aren’t fooling people, we know you only do this to get us into your store, so we’ll spend some money!”

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“Is that black gold up there in the Dewey River?” asked a visitor at the tour shack.
Perplexed, the tour seller asked what black gold looked like, hoping it was not oil.
“It’s the gold in the black stuff,” responded the visitor, another fooled by mica.

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 A man making a purchase at the store was asking where we were all from.  The female clerk said, “I’m from here actually.” 
He responded, “Oh I can tell you’re from here. You look like you’re from here.” 
The clerk said, “What does that mean? I hope it means I’m beautiful!” (laughing). 
The man responded with nervous laughter and said, “Well you look very sporty and like you’re going to punch me in the face”. 
  The clerk said, “I think I better work on my ‘Alaskan look.’”

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A large woman came into a store huffing and puffing.
“It must be the altitude,” she said.
After being informed Skagway was at sea level, she tried to make up another excuse.

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Questions heard but unanswered on the last no-ship Sunday:
“What time is the northern lights showing?”
“Do you have jackalopes up here?”
“Is the snow real, or do you spray it up there for the tourists?”
“How did they paint that building (AB Hall) to make it look like that?”

Ah, now we can feel that summer breeze; keep the wind coming. Email the windy one with your submissions to: skagnews@aptalaska.net or brighten the day of our bookstore crew with notes of wind, sweet wind.