January 9, 2011 3:53 am at 3:53 am #594061eclipseMember
No posts by me until Monday!(see Coffee Oscars)A thread title was my loophole…January 9, 2011 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #1211871CedarhurstMember
I quote eclipse all the time. She is a modern day poet.January 9, 2011 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #1211872blueprintsParticipant
there’s some really good posts on the ‘what children said’ thread
which got my brother laughingJanuary 9, 2011 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1211873smartcookieMember
Believe it or not, I very often quote things I read here.January 9, 2011 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #1211874dunnoMember
Same here!January 9, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1211875bein_hasdorimParticipant
Yes I often find myself quoting the philosopher
bein_hasdorim. We seem to think alike.January 9, 2011 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #1211876deiyezoogerMember
yes plenty timesJanuary 10, 2011 1:32 am at 1:32 am #1211877kapustaParticipant
Sometimes things come to mind but depending on who I’m talking to I might not say it. I was once talking to someone though and she quoted something written on a new, “popular” thread that was not in line with the general opinion. I almost asked for her SN.January 10, 2011 2:00 am at 2:00 am #1211878always hereParticipant
yes, I have mentioned/shared things I’ve read here in the CR.January 10, 2011 3:30 am at 3:30 am #1211879Bar ShattyaMember
I quote popa. He is so eloquent, so thought provoking, such an intellectual. Like a breath of fresh air in a cesspool. His ingenuity and mockery of the thoughtless makes everyone think before they spew forth their vitriol.January 10, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #1211880Bar ShattyaMember
Also a post most worthy of quoting is that of torahls1 in http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/shidduchim-038-weight as copied here:
You are a living example of why daas torah is so important. You are wrong from your opening sentence to your closing argument…..and you also happened by chance to completely miss the point. Seeing as it is right after yom kippur, I may grant that you will never want to face the truth, but I feel the need to point out your absurdity to anyone willing to face logic even if they don’t like it.
You begin by saying that “We have a big problem these days.” Really? We have a big problem these days? This is a new problem that just came up that you did not know about when your children were young and you gave them all kinds of candy at every opportunity? When you were young ugly people were pretty and let me guess the guys would only marry girls older than them. Right. OK.
And I quote your last point:
“I just don’t think it is right, and many times you should not judge a person at face value, by appearance alone, and if you look a little beyond surface deep you will find something beautiful you weren’t willing to give a chance before.”
You seem to feel that it is definitely true that just because a guy won’t marry her then it must be true that he is only looking “surface deep”. I would say that it is very possible that he knows all about the stuff under the surface and he’s not judging her at face value and if there was only one thing necessary in a marriage(that being “wonderful, beautiful, amazing girls, who have good middos, are tzanua, are pleasant, and sweet, who have good jobs, and looking forward to raising a family”)then he would marry her, BUT there are other things that might hold him back. Maybe she’s 44. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe she’s got no arms. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe she’s not jewish. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe she’s fat. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe she’s 22 but divorced with newborn triplets. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe she smokes like a trucker. Is that looking skin deep? Maybe a combination of the above. That doesn’t mean that she’s not “wonderful, beautiful, amazing girls, who have good middos, are tzanua, are pleasant, and sweet, who have good jobs, and looking forward to raising a family” It just means that the average guy is not going to marry her. ostrasized
Finally, you completely missed the point. We’re talking about a person’s life here. We’re talking about choosing a person to become a part of oneself to form a whole. Is someone expected to even consider thinking about how other people will feel about their decision? Should a person marry someone just to help a crisis? If you will answer yes, I suggest you insist that all fat girls and smoker boys should marry each other.January 12, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1211881eclipseMember
If I had a better memory…I’d quote often!January 12, 2011 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #1211882bptParticipant
Lots of times. At home, I’ll say, “at work, we were discussing ect” (’cause Mrs. BP thinks the only forum worth commenting on is I’m a Mother).
With friends, I’ll say, “someone I know thru work mentioned ect”
Funny thing is, I’m pretty sure many of my friends and neighbors visit the CR. I’m surprised they haven’t outed me. Must be becuase THEY want to stay anon.
Oh well. As long as my mechutonim don’t spot me!January 29, 2017 6:20 am at 6:20 am #1211883LightbriteParticipant
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