Plotnik’s Chinese Laundry?

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 6:19 AM
Subject: Fw: Plotnik's Chinese Laundry?

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HAVE A GOOD CLEAN
LAUGH……. ……… ………

Moishe
Plotnik's Laundry

(A
true story!)

Walking
through
San
Francisco

's Chinatown, a tourist  from the Midwest was
enjoying the artistry of all the  Chinese
restaurants, shops, signs and banners….. .

When
he turned a corner and saw a building with the
sign

'Moishe
Plotnik's Laundry
.'

'Moishe
Plotnik?' he wondered. 'How does that belong
in
  Chinatown
?'

He
walked into the shop and saw a fairly standard looking
dry
cleaner
,
although he could see that the proprietors were clearly
aware of the uniqueness of the store name as there were
baseball hats, T-shirts and coffee mugs
emblazoned with the logo'Moishe Plotnik's Chinese
Laundry
.'  The tourist selected a coffee cup
as a conversation piece to take back to his office. Behind
the counter was a smiling old Chinese gentleman who
thanked him for his purchase.

The
tourist asked, 'Can you explain how this place got a name
like 'Moishe Plotnik's Laundry?''

The
old man answered, 'Ah..Evleebody ask me dat. It name of
owner.'

Looking
around, the tourist asked, 'Is he here now?'

'It
me, Me him!' replied the old man.

'Really?
You're Chinese.

How
did you ever get a
Jewish
name

like Moishe Plotnik?'

'

It
simple' said the old man. 'Many, many year  ago I
come to this country. I, standing in line at ' Document
Center of Immiglation.'

Man
in front of me was  man from Poland
..'

'Lady
at counter look at him and say to him, 'What you
name?'

He
(Polish
man)
say
to her, 'Moishe Plotnik.'

Then
she look at me and say, 'What your name?'

I
say,'Sam Ting.'
 

 
 

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