When I was working on a list of places where we raced over the years I remembered this story when Chip (that’s what we called Chippewa Falls) made the list.
Ole and Sven are walking down a street in Chippewa Falls, WI, (Home of Linenkeugel Beer) when they see a sign on a store that reads, Suits $5.00 each, Shirts $2.00 each, and Trousers $2.50 a pair.
Ole says to his pal, “Looky here! We could buy a whole gob of dese, take’em back ta Dulute, Minnesota, sell’em to our friends an’ make a fortune. Now ven we go in dere, you be quiet, okay? Yust let me do da talkin cuz if dey hear yer accent, dey might tink vee are igorant an’ try to cheat us. No vay do vee vant dem to know vee’re from Minnesota.”
They go in and Ole says with his best Wisconsin accent, “I’ll take 50 of those suits at $5.00 each, 100 of those shirts at $2.00 each, and 50 pairs of trousers at $2.50 each. I’ll back up my pickup and …”
The owner of the shop interrupts, “You’re from Minnesota, aren’t you?”
“Vell…Yeah,” says a surprised Ole, “How’d ya know dat!?
“Because this is a dry-cleaners.” replies the owner.
Keep your fork