Saturday, September 25, 2010

The last of "Heard on the Wind" for 2010 season....

     Last weekend a tourist walked inside "The Caboose on the Dock" (coffee and gift shop operated by White Pass) reading his tour-instruction print-out, and asked the barista, "If I keep walking down this street (pointing towards town from inside the caboose) will I eventually see a red caboose that has a gift shop and coffee bar inside?"
     From the shore ex front:
     "When I get off the will I know where the dock is?
     "How will I know which side of the ship the dock is on?"  (Shore Ex: Well... one side will be really wet and one side will be cement!")
     "Where do they (Skagwegians) put all the wildlife in the winter time?"
     A woman, pointing at the Alaska Highway on the map, asks, "Is this a real road?"
     A boy was looking through a store's bulk rocks showcase which has the name of each kind of rock.  As he was looking through the bin he asked "Are the rocks real?"
     "No, they are a figment of your imagination," the store manager replied adding that the boy thought it was funny and laughed with her.  (I was the smart ass store manager! he he)
     A man coming out of the Red Onion, (an old time tourist brothel), commented to this wife, "It's better than Hooters!"
     "Do you have a drugstore?" asked a visitor.
     "No we don't," replied the cashier.
     "Oh my goodness," the visitor responded.  "What do you do with no hairspray?"
     "I don't use it," replied the cashier.
     On or about the 8th of September, after holding the door for a couple leaving the Post Office, a local was asked, "Which way is the ship?" by the husband, who pointed north and then south.  Certainly, when pointing south he had to have seen the cruise ship, but didn't seem to pick up on his surroundings very well.  Almost simultaneously his wife, and the local pointed south and said "It's that way".
     To cover up for not noticing the obvious, the man said, "We can get there by going either direction."
     Notorious for sometimes being less tolerant than required to live in this town the local said his next comment was not received well by the gentlemen, but was seen as informational/geographical humor to the wife.  He told the man, "Sir, you are right of course, except if you go that way, (pointing to the north), it is a 25,000 mile walk and if you go toward the cruise ship at the end of the street it is slightly more than a quarter mile."

Gotta love the 2010 tourists this season!!

Only 7 more days left for me in Skagway!  I will be heading to Ketchikan via ferry on the 2nd! I can't wait!

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