Re: FW: Nieman-Marcus Cookies

Greg Laden (gladen@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 08:53:13 -0500

On Tue, 28 Nov 1995, John Paul Fisher wrote:
> A car with New York plates, piled high with knick-knacks, lobster traps,
> and the like, the booty of a successful Maine vacation, stops to inquire
> of an older native gentleman, "Can we take this road to New York?"
> "Might as well, looks like you're taking half the rest of the state."

This ACTUALLY happened: At the first toll booth on the Maine Pike (way
back, when it was first built) I asked, honest to goodness, of the toll
booth operator if if he had the time.

He said yes.

By the way, John's story has a parallelism I remember reading in a local
(Maine) paper several years ago, the same exact joke, speaking
specifically of Route 2 after a typically bad winter. The punch line
then was "might as well, then *we* won't have to patch all those holes"
or words to that effect.