HEARD ON THE WIND

From the June 27, 2003 Skagway News

A clerk at a large retail store found an envelope on the counter and kept it thinking that whomever’s it was would certainly come back for it. It contained $1,000 worth of U.S. and Canadian cash and travelers’ checks.
About an hour later, the woman returned.
“Oh, you people are so honest,” she told the young man. “I understand you Alaskans highly value fresh fruit, and I have two oranges and an apple in my room. How do I get them to you?”
She was told the members of his family who work on the dock.
Three days later, the young man received a paper bag with two oranges and one apple. No thank you note.

While standing in line at the Post Office, a local was asked where the “real town” was, where locals shopped. Told this was it, she said, “You mean you have to shop with all these tourists?”

A guide on a kayak tour of the lakes around Fraser, B.C. informed his group that the gold fields were another 500 miles inland from where they were paddling.
One client gazed at the mountains in the distance and asked, “Can we see them from here?”

A bank patron looked out the window at the fluffy cottonwood seeds blowing about, and asked the teller: “Is it snowing?”
The teller just shook her head.

A man with his girlfriend at the Railroad Dock asked what was the elevation, and was told it was sea level.
“Sea level?” was the curious query.
“That is the sea and we are at sea level,” he was again told. The Skagwayan kept hoping the man wouldn’t further prove his stupidity in front of his girlfriend.
“How high does it get?” he asked.

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