Overheard on Broadway. One tourist said to another, "I've never seen this many tourists in one place. I wonder how they all get here?"
On a wet morning, a man tried explaining to his wife that the reason why the boardwalk was slippery was because, “It has been polished from people walking on it.”
A man was looking at a display of sculpture with a sign that read, “Walrus Jaw Bone Sculptures.” He asked a clerk, “What’s the walrus jaw bone made of?”
The clerk blinked and said, “Um… walrus jaw bone.”
The man thought a moment and asked, “Male or female?”
A local nurse practitioner was on the phone to an insurance company, trying to get approval for a medevac. The insurance rep on the phone asked if the patient was to be transferred back to the United States.
The nurse practitioner replied, “Ma'am, last I checked, Alaska was still part of the United States.”
A wise guy pointed to the sub-head on the front of the Skaguay Alaskan visitor guide, “1,000 Miles North of Worry”, and asked, “Where is Worry? I’ve never heard of a community named Worry.”
The windy one laughed and congratulated the man on stumping the editor. Further research has revealed there is a Worry, North Carolina, located in Burke County, about 25 miles from where the editor grew up. It’s listed as a crossroads community that’s too small for its own zip code or census report. The editor probably passed through it a time or two, not even knowing it was there. Not much for us to worry about, really – it’s 4,000 miles away.
The headline will not be corrected, as we are still about 1,000 miles north of the collective Worry (aka Canada’s lower mainland and our own Lower 48), where people hurry about for no apparent reason. The slogan “1,000 Miles North of Worry” came from a Skagway Chamber of Commerce brochure around the time of statehood.
We are starting to get a little rain with the wind, but that’s okay. Just dry it off and pass it along.