by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Lori Ann Reinhall
— Why did the boss make quotation marks like that when he said that we were “permanently” employed?
Han Ola og han Per
— You are doing it the hard way, Ola—I always take the bark off the oak before I cut it down.
— Is that so?
— This here goes quick as the dog can run.
— Have you ever seen the like?
— And not only that it is so easy and up-to-date.
— Oh yeah!
— And how easy it is to get down too—ha ha!
This article originally appeared in the Jan. 29, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.