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  • #597136

    ZeesKite
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    Has this happened to you?

    #772900

    yossi z.
    Member

    yes. i got a ticket for it too. stupid Massachusetts fault law

    😀 Zuberman! 😀

    #772901

    always here
    Participant

    hahahahahahaha 😉

    #772902

    kapusta
    Participant

    Nope. Mines Yeshivish. (JK)

    *groan*

    What does that mean anyway?!

    *kapusta*

    #772903

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    In the snow, without warning, I skidded and slammed straight into the guardrail. Backed up & continued, minus one headlight. Baruch HaSHem.

    #772904

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    If a car goes off the derech, do you give it to Oorah?

    #772905

    always here
    Participant

    “If a car goes off the derech, do you give it to Oorah?”

    I should’ve saved my laugh for this comment … as opposed to the thread title.

    #772906

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Doesnt AKA stand for Automobile Kiruv Association?

    #772907

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    aka Association of Kiruv Automobiles 🙂

    #772908

    gregaaron
    Member

    Hey, cars at risk is a serious issue that we are facing nowadays. Back in Europe, you almost never heard about our grandparents’ cars going off, but now…

    But I feel that they just need to be steered in the right direction, and everything will turn out okay. Don’t ignore the warning signs! Rabbi Mechanic has a great program that will answer all of your car’s questions.

    #772909

    Shrek
    Member

    if a car goes off the derech you should show it unconditional love and it will no doubt return.

    #772910

    Most yeshivish cars are old enough to drive themselves.

    #772911

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Rabbi Mechanic has a great program that will answer all of your car’s questions.

    *like*

    #772912

    aries2756
    Participant

    Somehow I don’t find this thread amusing!

    #772913

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Somehow I don’t find this thread amusing!

    I don’t think anyone’s taking the tragedy of someone c”v stopping to be shomer Torah umitzvos lightly.

    But I see your point.

    #772914

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Somehow I don’t find this thread amusing!

    I don’t think anyone’s taking the tragedy of someone c”v stopping to be shomer Torah umitzvos lightly.

    Or maybe aries doesn’t think jokes about car accidents are funny.

    #772915

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    aries2756:

    I apologize to you and anyone else if it disturbed/hurt their sensibilities. I didn’t think it would. Sorry.

    #772916

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    When fathers come home from the kiddush stone drunk, what do you expect?

    #772917

    When fathers come home from the kiddush stone drunk, what do you expect?

    Don’t you mean when bochurim come home from a date after having too much beer?

    #772918

    Ken Zayn
    Member

    Boruch H my car is very frum and stays firmly on the derech (for sure when I’m around, hopefully when its with other people also!) and is even shomer negiah as it wont touch other cars. What hiddurim does your car have? Like veohavto lerayacar komoicar, kabeid es oveecar v’es imecar etc etc

    #772919

    phillybubby
    Participant

    My car is Shomer Shabbos (and Yom Tov) so unfortunately it doesn’t go to shul on those days! (Is that considered going off the derech?)

    #772920

    aries2756
    Participant

    Zeeskite, I feel it was in poor taste, especially when there is a thread concerning OTD kids running.

    And PBA, I see your point, are jokes about car accidents funny? There was a truck on the highway in Israel that plowed into…….

    Or remember the one about the teen driving who swerved and killed………….

    Or what about the truck who didn’t see the little kid……

    Or maybe the car that jumped the curb near a bus stop and……

    Or the van in Monsey who went in reverse instead of Drive and backed into Mrs……….

    Hmmm, I fail to see the humor in it.

    #772921

    I don’t think anyone means to make fun of accidents. I think they are just trying to make a play on words.

    #772922

    And my car stays on the derech for the most part simply because it has a GPS….. surely SOMEONE here can come up with a GOOD use for the letters GPS here. I, unfortunately, am stumped.

    #772923

    always here
    Participant

    smileyface136~ I agree 100%, just an innocent play on words

    #772924

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    G-D’S Protection System

    #772925

    always here
    Participant

    Getting Places Somehow(or other).

    “G-D’S Protection System” .. definitely in East Jerusalem or the likes!!

    #772926

    aries2756
    Participant

    As I said “this” particular play on words is inappropriate and not amusing. Maybe you can consider changing the title of the thread and then have fun with your car stories. Such as “Cars that go on their own derech” or “Cars that have a mind of their own”.

    #772927

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Maybe you can consider changing the title of the thread and then have fun with your car stories.

    But this terminology really fits much better to cars than to kids.

    So probably we should just stop calling people who stop observing the torah “going off the derech”.

    #772928

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    aries2756:

    Again I do apologize. You’re right (understatement). Could you give me something I could start? (Humorous, that is)

    #772929

    always here
    Participant

    Zeeskite~ as I’ve said before, I have 2 sons that were OTD, but are back now B’H. I find this thread title & most of the subsequent posts amusing.

    #772930

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    My car is Shomer Shabbos

    Tiferes auto Lyom Hamenucha…

    #772931

    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    My car is Shomer Shabbos

    Ah, but is the sunroof made out of black velvet?

    #772932

    wanderingchana
    Participant

    Hopefully the sunroof is made out of glass… tinted, of course.

    #772933

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    ????? ???????? ??????? ???????? ?????????? (Yirmiyahu 20:6)

    #772934

    tzvideer
    Member

    aries2756

    please get real!!! Mishenichnas Adar Marbim Besimcha!!! it is just a fun homourous thread, if you didnt get around to eating breakfast, so sit down and eat now and you will see the humor.

    yes, one can make light even of the serious things in life, life is too tough as it is not to make a joke once in a while.

    Zeeskeit

    please stop apologizing, you are a zeeskeit and i find this very funny, there is no reason to apologize, if someone finds it offensive, there are plenty of other threads to read.

    and i, well i dont have a car, but i do have a motorbike and i pray that he stays on the right derech all the time.

    #772935

    aries2756
    Participant

    Zeeskeit, thanks, I know you were not making fun of the kids. But anyone dealing with the kids and the real issues would not find it amusing. It is such a hurtful issue and it is not going to get any better after the pronouncements at the mental health conference.

    #772936

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    aries2756:

    I didn’t and don’t know of such a conference.

    I generally feel bad for the world at large on the days Mommy lets me roam free. Today was one! Just coincidence.

    (I’m not in your caliber, but maybe loosening up and smiling just a drop would help, you, them, everyone. ???? ?????? ?????, a bright face, a good word… <respectfully bowing out>)

    #772937

    aries2756
    Participant

    But you don’t know me, I do smile. I smile a lot, and I laugh and tell jokes, just not offensive ones.

    #772940

    Understand
    Member

    My car stayed on the derech, that is until someone met us by accident… Bh we made it out alive (can’t say the same for the car).

    #772941

    msseeker
    Member

    Aries, chill out. Laughing at our tzuris is a famous Jewish trait that has kept us going thru 2000 years of golus.

    #772942

    aries2756
    Participant

    I don’t mind laughing at MY tzorus but I don’t laugh at others’.

    #772944

    hanib
    Participant

    aries – i’d bet you that if you gave this thread to the (temporarily) off-the-derech teens you know, they too would laugh. 🙂

    we’re not laughing at their tzarus. we’re laughing with them.

    #772945

    What if your tzarus is the same as someone else’s? Laugh together.

    #772946

    BSD
    Member

    How about threads that go off the derech?

    #772947

    msseeker
    Member

    Any Jewish kid going OTD is OUR tzarah, not just “theirs”. We cry with them and for them, and we laugh with them at the tzarah, not at them.

    #772948

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Please no more responses. Someone’s gonna get ‘Tzuhitst’ at me. (Refer to the ‘Do Not Reply’ thread for more instructions on how NOT to respond)

    #772949

    aries2756
    Participant

    good idea mods how about closing this thread?

    #772950

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    I’d rather leave it open and catch posters… Look, I caught one…

    #772951

    umm
    Member

    I’m gald it wasn’t closed yet, I just had to say thank you ZK for the smile, I was pretty down, serious… dunno what you wanna call it and just reading the title certainly lightened my mood!! Really funny!

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