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    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    When I was a bochur, I was thrown out of Brisk for numerous infractions. My payos were two short, I refused to denigrate R’ Schach, and I didn’t ibber meiser, and I learned mussar.

    So I ended up in the Mir, like all the other oisvarfs.

    I was depressed, and wasn’t learning too well.

    But then I heard a schmooze from R’ Finkel zt”l about chashivus haTorah, and I was so inspired, that I begged him to get me a good chavrusah, and promised to learn b’hasmadah rabah and become a big talmid chacham.

    He found me a really top guy, and for a while was learning very well, and on my way to becoming a gadol b’Torah.

    The trouble started when a new guy sat down right behind me.

    At first, there were just minor distractions. He was a heavyset guy, and kept on breaking his chair. Eventually, I asked the hanhala to get him a special reinforced chair, and that issue was resolved.

    But then he got a new chavrusah. This guy used to bring in these papers (I think from his wife’s work) and they both would sit for an entire seder bateling away and cackling like hens. I was so distracted a whole seder that I eventually left yeshiva and went to law school. Until today, I still feel that I could have been really big.

    If I ever get my hands on that guy…

    #1060438

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    #1060439

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    lolrotfl

    #1060440

    son
    Member

    No you didn’t; popa never told you who his chevrusa was.

    #1060442

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    oh my. this is awkward.

    ok guys, try not to bump any of the alteh bochur threads anymore. I didn’t realize he was on the CR and reading them.

    sorry about that, DY (aka AR)

    #1060443

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    It’s okay, I got the last laugh. Never thought I’d get married, did you?

    #1060444

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Daas, if you planned this one you really have patience.

    #1060445

    oyyoyyoy
    Participant

    duuuuuuuuuude

    #1060446

    screwdriverdelight
    Participant

    You got thrown out of Brisk?????????????? By whom????????

    #1060447

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Everyone.

    #1060448

    screwdriverdelight
    Participant

    Nobody throws you out in Brisk. You probably were in Ner Yaakov, a yeshiva which used to be right across the street from Brisk.

    Yeah, that makes sense. A lot of Mir’s student body are Neir Ya’kov rejects.

    #1060449

    screwdriverdelight
    Participant

    How did this thread end up as both decaf coffee and rants?

    #1060450

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Because “rants” is a subcategory of decaf coffee.

    But Ner Yaakov was not a subcategory of Brisk.

    #1060451

    dnetsk
    Member

    I find the level of sarcasm sickening to the point of having to barf. Wow, you’re just really so sarcastic and smart. If by some chance you’re being serious, you’re basically saying you have no ability to concentrate, and would rather blame that on the people around you and denigrate others than focus on yourself. Nice going! You win!

    #1060452

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Alternatively, I’m being neither serious nor sarcastic.

    #1060453

    Or perhaps this is merely a joke?

    #1060454

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Perhaps.

    #1060455

    What was this thread like when it was known as “The thread thread?”

    #1060456

    vustutz
    Member

    Pls stop crying it’ll all be alright

    #1060457

    This thread is so yeshivish out was kedai to open the coffee room for it. A gantze soap opera! 🙂

    #1060458

    Rema711
    Member

    I got it way worse I was kicked out of day school when I was in second grade cause I beat up a five year old (long story short), even though there was a kid in my class that would beat me up really badly so I would have huge bruise marks on my back, he would also beat up everybody in my class that was a boy, he even tried beating up the Principal’s son, but yet they never kicked him out cause he had three other siblings at the school at the time, every time he beat somebody up he was sent to the Principle office, to get a slap on the wrist, then five minutes later he would beat up another kid, even his friends turn him in to the principal and still got the same treatment, he got away with it for years till his family moved to Israel, he even stabbed a kid in my class with a rusty nail but still nothing…

    #1060459

    Oy yoy yoy. You have my deepest sympathies, rema711. Btw how many non-boys were in tooter class?

    #1060461

    Rema711
    Member

    yayin yashan bkli chadash I don’t remember, but I know that if I grew up not in an OOT environment my life would be way different then it is today

    #1060462

    You seem to have turned out amazing anyways. You are one of the sweetest people I know on the CR. What’s OOT?

    #1060463

    Rema711
    Member

    yayin yashan bkli chadash it stands for Out Of Town

    #1060464

    They say there are many advantages to am out of town upbringing, notably open mindedness. A lack of acceptance for other groups is one of our major issues we must deal with to bring moshiach.

    #1060465

    Rema711
    Member

    yayin yashan bkli chadash Not from my experience it is very hard on u to be raised OOT

    #1060466

    gilda
    Participant

    Never too late to start learning

    #1060467

    Rema711
    Member

    gilda no it is too late

    #1060468

    Gilda: thank you for your wise and scintillating comment. What in the world does that have to do with anything? (But it was definitely an inspiration.)

    #1060469

    Btw DY: did you last in Brisk through Rosh Hashanah? I always wanted to know what Briskers do with their peyos during Tekias Shofar. Do they put them behind their ears like their tallis, or do they keep then out? (And I thought you only get thrown out if your peyos are too thin, not too short?)

    #1060470

    Rema711
    Member

    YYBC u always seem to ask the best questions don’t u

    #1060471

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    YYBC, I noticed a couple of guys with ponytail holders.

    Maybe you’re right. They didn’t actually tell me why they kicked me out; for all I know it might have been the pot smoking.

    #1060473

    How many times did you say the word “Shema”? You can get thrown out for being careless about mitzvos.

    #1060475

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant
    #1060477

    Thanks for the maareh makom. This really belongs there, not here: The yeshiva bochurim had to go to a chasunah in Williamsburg. They called up a car service and asked how much it would cost. The car service said “$35”. In search of a better deal, they called up the pizza store across the street. They ordered a pie for $15, to be delivered to Williamsburg. When the delivery guy was getting into the van, they asked him if he happened to be going near Williamsburg. Amazingly enough, that was exactly where he was going! They got a ride to Williamsburg, paid for the pizza, and walked off.

    #1060479

    gilda
    Participant

    Excuses excuses for being an Am Haaretz. The Yetzer Hora is doing a good job on you. It’s time to defeat him and buckle down. The fact that you’re talking about it publicly shows how you’re bothered by it and want chizuk. So keep us posted

    #1060480

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Update: I’m still an ama’aretz.

    #1060481

    Gilda: in the modern world there is a new invention, it’s called “humor”.

    #1060482

    If someone who sat behind you in class in law school would have been distracting, would you have left from there as well? And why couldn’t you have just found someplace else to learn?

    #1060483

    Ibid

    #1060484

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    RU, I never claimed to have finished law school.

    Gilda, nothing new to report.

    #1060485

    You got me into some trouble, DaasYochid…

    Why I'm an Ama'aretz

    Do I have to re-submit all that stuff, guys, or can you just edit the phrase out of my posts and restore them? (Was it really that annoying?

    It is the Purim season…)

    Resubmit (iawtp)

    #1060486

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    What did I do this time?

    #1060487

    good_point
    Member

    Since when do they have chairs that can break in the Mir? In my time they had strong wooden benches reinforced by metal that NEVER broke

    #1060488

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Yeah, they replaced all of them.

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