Sven and Lena lived on a lake in Northern Minnesota.
It was near the end of winter, and spring was just beginning. Sven asked Lena if she would walk across the frozen lake to the general store to pick him up some tobacco.
“Sure, but I’ll need some money,” Lena said.
Sven thought for a moment and said, “No, with the weather warming up, I don’t know how thick the ice is. So just tell them to put it on my tab.”