Monday, May 15, 2006

Something I forgot to blog about....

I have told this story dozens of times and never blogged about it so I thought I would. Something that we have gotten a kick out of, during the course of this trip, is people's reaction to us being from Alaska. This took the cake though!!!!..........................

We were at Walmart getting our passport pictures done and just visiting with the ladies that work there. One of the gals pipes up and says (in her strong southern accent), "This may sound really stupid but down here they'all call us Americans, what do they call y'all up there?" Shocked, I replied, "Well, we are one of the fifty states you know, so we are Americans." Slightly puzzled looking she says, "Well, I guess I knew that, do they call you eskimos?" Totally unbelievable!! I said, "Well, if you are an eskimo they call you an eskimo!" I am amazed at the ignorance but I guess that Alaska is totally irrelevant to most Tennesseeans!! Martin said that it was all he could do not to say, "HERE IS YOUR SIGN!!"

We have laughed and laughed about it and told the story dozens of times!!!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Heidi that is SO funny!!!

We just had an episode of ignorance when we were trying to have some things shipped here from the East Coast. The person on the phone was convinced we were in a different country because we weren't connected to the United States.

Years ago when Jeremy worked at Alyeska Resort he had a tourist ask him when we let the animals out. That was classic.

Snavleys said...

Isn't it amazing? Cracks me up! At least they give all of us Alaskans a good laugh once in a while!

Sandra Dodd said...

I thought New Mexico was the only orphan state. My relatives in Texas (who might have bothered to figure out where we live) used to say "When'r ya'll going back down to Mexico?" when we would visit. We had to say "It's UP, and it's NEW Mexico." Went right over their heads, and we got asked again the next time we visited.

Enjoy the invisibility!