— Mom! Can I have a Kinder Egg?
— No! Not today!
— Why not?
— It’s not Saturday, Blockhead! You can have some gum!
— I don’t want gum! I want Kinder Egg!
— Nope! You’re not getting that!
— Want Kinder Egg!!
— I sympathize!
— Don’t want blood pudding! Want bratwurst and beer!
— This project has top priority, Thorsen! What do you need to bring it in on time and budget?
— Er … unlimited time and money?
— Well … if that’s what you need to make the deadline without breaking the budget?
— It is!
— Excellent! I’ll be back when I understand the consequences of what we agreed!
—I know …
— Haven’t you considered upgrading the coffee selection, Bjarne? Cafe latte, cappuccino, etc…
— BLACK DRIP-COFFEE ONLY!
Han Ola og han Per
— I’m thinking we should try to hoist up that windmill that we dug down. Do you have time to come along?
— Yeah sure, I was just going to the depot to get the Victrola I ordered.
— One – two – three – GO!
— Giddyup Kate
— Ho! Ho! Stop Per – Kate has stalled
— Giddyup Giddyup Kate
— Go on here!
This article originally appeared in the May 22, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.