Spent the day at the Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament, and picked up a great story from a long-time friend.
Because I spend so much time involved in hockey - and because Minnesota is, after all the "State of Hockey" - I tend to just assume that everyone in Minnesota pays attention to hockey. Not so.
My friend works in a part-time capacity for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and a couple weeks ago he got an expense check from the Leafs. He took it to his local TCF branch to cash it, but when the teller looked at it and saw "Toronto Maple Leafs" at the top she said she wasn't sure she could cash it because it came from outside the country.
Her supervisor was summoned, and he pointed out that the check was drawn on a New York bank, and gave her the okay to cash it. She did so, and then looked at the check again where it said "Toronto Maple Leafs," and asked my friend, "So, do you sell maple syrup?"
He had to explain to her that the Toronto Maple Leafs were a hockey team, and not a syrup manufacturer. We'll just mark her down as a basketball fan.