by Børge Lund
— What do you say about going on a real team-building trip, Kjell? The project desperately needs a productivity boost!
— We run it orienteering style, but keep that to yourself for now…
— What a strange map!
by Nils Axle Kanten
— Who are you voting for in the election?
— Dunno yet. But I’m so sick of the negativity and dirt-throwing!
— Totally! If only they’d use it against each other!
[sign: Class elections 2011]
— Don’t vote for me!
— Me neither!
Han Ola og Han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Will you come along to the surprise party Ola?
— Yeah sure, if you will wait until I get butter.
— Isn’t your wife home?
— No, she went back to Norway spring last year.
— How does she like it there?
— I haven’t heard from her.
— I’m just about finished, Per.
This article originally appeared in the September 20, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.