— What’s that sound?
— My mobile, in my pocket!
— “I was made for loving you” as a ringtone? Mucho groovy!
— With vibration!
— You’re not gonna take it?
— …Probably not for me… Ngh…
30 dollars, Kjell! That’s all that’s needed to give a family in Sierra Leone a roof over their heads!
— Is that right? Just 30?
— 30 for a house, Kjell. Something to think about!
— What? You don’t do jobs abroad?
— Ok, then…I’ll come along…see you Friday night.
— This is the kind of thing we Norwegians do on the weekends. I gave in to the pressure!
— I should really be above this. So tacky!
— Admit it, Uncle B., you think Taco night on Friday is so fun, huh!
— Nomnom! You better keep quiet about this, Bro! Nomnomnom!
— Per is it you? There is fire in the barn – come quickly!
— Hello Per would you like to come along on a picnic?
— Yes, do it Per
— Oh goodness we are going to have fun
— You shouldn’t be shy Per
— I think I have eaten myself completely to pieces, me that should have been helping Ola with the fire – oh, he, he –
This article originally appeared in the May 8, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.