Re: FW: Nieman-Marcus Cookies

John Paul Fisher (jpfisher@LINCOLN.MIDCOAST.COM)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 18:50:49 -0500

On 28 Nov 95 at 9:43, Bosley_J wrote:

> <snip>
> in case you didn't know, people in Maine are all pretty much exactly like
> they are depicted on TV) sauntered down and arrested him. Honest!<<
> We believe you, Greg--Honest!! :-) But at least the Maine-iac had sense enuf
> not to shoot the moose again in mid-lake; I can see it now, the moose
> sinking and taking the boat with it!!
> One of my best friends is from a small town in Maine and my favorite Maine
> <snip>

I'll spare the list from the pain of pointing out the irony here -
it should be enough for me to express my surprise at learning that a
"Maine-iac" is a character of Urban Folklore.

I don't often get the chance to be indignant, so I'm having a hard time
passing this opportunity up.

But I guess I will.

And to demonstrate my good humor <grumble, growl> I'll share my favorite
"Maine-iac" story here:

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."

Cheers from Pemaquid. Maine.