Off Topic but explains alot!! Sally
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Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 10:24 PM
Subject: Here's a smile for you!.......enjoy!
<< Walking through New York's China town, I was fascinated
with all the
restaurants, shops, signs and banners. I turned a corner and saw a
the sign "Moishe Plotnik's Chinese Laundry." "Moishe Plotnik?" I
does that fit in Chinatown?" So I walked into the shop and saw a fairly
looking Chinese laundry. I could see that the proprietors were clearly
the uniqueness of the name as there were baseball hats, T-shirts and
emblazoned with the logo "Moishe Plotnik's Chinese Laundry." There was
fair selection of Chinatown souvenirs, indicating that the name alone had
brought many tourists into the shop. I selected a coffee cup as a
piece to take back with me. Behind the counter was a smiling old Chinese
gentleman who thanked me for my purchase in English, thickly accented with
Chinese. I asked, "Can you tell me how this place got a name "Moishe
The old man answered, "Ahh... E verybody ask that. Is name of
Looking around, I asked, "Is he here now?"
"He is right here," replied the old man. "He is me."
"Really? How did you ever get a name like Moishe Plotnik?"
"Is simple," said the old man. "Many, many year ago when come to
country, was stand in line at Documentation Center. Man in front is
gentleman from Poland. Lady look at him and say, 'What your name?' He say
'Moishe Plotnik.' Then she look at me and say, 'What your name?' I say,