-Heard on the Wind-


The obvious can never be assumed:
A woman walked straight up to the counter in the Skagway Pretzel Co. and asked, “Do you sell pretzels here?”
Another asked: “Is there any place in town that sells t-shirts?”
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You can tell it’s September when...

A tired shop owner, after being asked the usual question, “What do you guys do up here in the winter?” answers, ““We grow frozen vegetables for the Jolly Green Giant.”
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More research needed:
“What kind of salmon are those, Tahoe?”
“The northern lights are reflections of the glaciers, right?”
“Where’s the Moose House Cabin?”
“At what elevation do sheep become mountain goats?”
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If the ships only knew:
Wife to husband, “No, you can’t charge things in here to your room card.”
A woman visiting Skagway for a week was in a store. Another woman turns to her and asks, “What time to we need to be back on the ship?”
“I’m not from a ship.”
“Well, how did you get here?”
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On Yukon Savings Time:
“If I’m going to Whitehorse tomorrow, do I need to change my watch tonight for the time zone change?”
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No charge, ma’am, it’s been a real pleasure:
Asked to a newsie passing out Skaugay Alaskan visitor guides on the dock, “How much is the paper?”
“It’s free.”
“But I don’t have any money.”

That’s all folks till the ‘05 season. Thanks for your wonderful submissions and keep your ears to the wind!