A Norwegian traveling salesman got caught in a storm and stopped at the nearest farmhouse for shelter. He was welcomed in and offered dinner and Rømmegrøt. After a very satisfying meal, the salesman asked to spend the night. "Dat's ok, but you vill haf to sleep between me and duh vife." In the morning, after the farmer got up to do the chores, the wife whispered to the salesman "Now's your chance!" The salesman leapt out of bed exclaiming, "You mean, there's more Rømmegrøt?" and headed for the kitchen.
Government surveyors came to Ole's Minnesota farm last spring and asked if they could do some surveying.
Ole agreed, and Lena even served them a nice meal at noontime.
After their work was done, the surveyors told Ole, "You were so kind to us; we wanted to give you the bad news in person, instead of by letter."
"What's the bad news?" asked Ole. "Well, your farm is right on the state line," the surveyors said, "and after our work was completed, we discovered your farm is not in Minnesota. It's actually in Iowa."
"That's the best news I've had in a long time," said Ole.
"I was just telling Lena this morning that I don't think I can take another winter in Minnesota!"