November 10, 2011 3:33 am at 3:33 am #600434
I was a real yeshiva guy. 14 years in yeshiva (high school inclusive), and over a decade living in the dorm. So, you could expect me to do pretty much all the stereotypical yeshiva guy things. (except smoke- I tried it a couple times, but I couldn’t tolerate it, luckily).
Last night, I realized that I had texted my friend that I had “pounded a bag of baby spinach.”
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you “pound” a bag of baby spinach.
How do you know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore?November 10, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #1197450
When you start asking dumb questions when you learn.November 10, 2011 3:51 am at 3:51 am #1197451
when your caught by your rosh yeshiva shoveling snow withoutta balck hat!!!November 10, 2011 3:56 am at 3:56 am #1197452
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you see a lomdushe abbreviation (eidus shebatlah miktzaza, kim ley bederabba miney, etc) and you draw a blank.November 10, 2011 4:01 am at 4:01 am #1197453
jothar, what’s that again..?lol!!!November 10, 2011 4:02 am at 4:02 am #1197454
…when yeshivishe shprach becomes more of a foreign languageNovember 10, 2011 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1197455
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you buy shoes because they’re comfortable, and not because the tips are more square-edged than the guy sitting next to you.November 10, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #1197456
When you stop writing your name and restrictions on food labels: “this belongs to me, please ask permission before taking unless your mammesh hungry or thirsty “
When you stop writing your name and restrictions on seforim : “this belongs to me, please ask permission unless you mammesh can’t find your gemara and you’re late to shiur and your rebbe is mad at you cause you always come late, then and only then can you take the gemara without permission but please return it to it’s makom kevua when your done.”November 10, 2011 4:30 am at 4:30 am #1197457
when you start owning things without having someone else having a chelek in it.November 10, 2011 4:39 am at 4:39 am #1197458
you know you were NEVER a yeshiva guy when…………….you were (and still are at heart) a bais yaakov girl!November 10, 2011 4:43 am at 4:43 am #1197459
Lemony Snicket – ROFL!! That was me and most of my friends!!! And I’m not even a guy!November 10, 2011 4:51 am at 4:51 am #1197460
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you are not embarrassed to be seen learning from an artscroll.November 10, 2011 4:53 am at 4:53 am #1197461
Aderaba. I spent my whole time in Yeshivah learning from an Artscroll and was proud of it.November 10, 2011 4:53 am at 4:53 am #1197462
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you wake up at 6:45am – just in time for the late minyan.November 10, 2011 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1197463
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you pass over some free furniture because it doesn’t match.November 10, 2011 4:56 am at 4:56 am #1197464
You people are funny!November 10, 2011 5:13 am at 5:13 am #1197465
Thanks ayc, I take it you’re no longer a yeshiva guy?November 10, 2011 5:16 am at 5:16 am #1197466
uh, 42, sounds like phishing for information to me…could YOU be Joseph by any chance???November 10, 2011 5:20 am at 5:20 am #1197467
When You put your Brim Down. “An old rant of mine”.November 10, 2011 5:20 am at 5:20 am #1197468
i am hereMember
got me laughing!November 10, 2011 5:23 am at 5:23 am #1197469
Oh no! I’ve been discovered. Joseph was really me all along. Does this mean I have to change my subtitle?November 10, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #1197470
i am hereMember
you better believe it!November 10, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #1197471
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when grilled cheese made on a space heater no longer sounds appealing.November 10, 2011 5:32 am at 5:32 am #1197472
When you stop hitching rides.November 10, 2011 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1197473
When you stop telling Rashi what he really means to say.November 10, 2011 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #1197474
When you start eating supper before 7:30 PM.November 10, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #1197475
When it’s during nissan and you still have to wake up for minyan.November 10, 2011 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1197476
When earning an honest buck seems more honorable than sponging off the community.November 10, 2011 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1197477
When you stop eating cholent on Thursday night (SACRILEGE!!!!).November 10, 2011 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #1197478
on the ballParticipant
when you can no longer think of 100 uses for a wire hanger……
when the thought of having Cholent on Thursday night, Friday afternoon, Friday night, Shabos day, Motzai Shabos and Sunday makes you feel sick…..
when you stop looking at your feet as you dance at a chasuna….
when you start learning R’ Boruch Ber, R’ Shimon, R’ Naftoli etc. to get a better understanding of the Gemara and not the other way round…..
when you no longer care how wide the ribbon on your hat is…..November 10, 2011 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #1197479
You go to workNovember 10, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #1197480
When you just sit and WATCH all the yeshiva guys dance, spin, do shtick and jump upside down and you think to yourself, “I remember when I used to be able to do that.”
Now all you do is get out of breath just WATCHING them do it!!!November 10, 2011 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1197482
cantoresq- Wow! You apparently dont like the yeshiva system. Let me guess, you were never in the yeshiva system as it is today?
Are you a mid 40’s MO?November 10, 2011 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #1197483
When you have no rebbe to ask if it’s acceptable to read private emails sent to a mod and access someone’s database without asking.November 10, 2011 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #1197484
And you know you never were a Yeshiva guy when all you can say is……………………………November 10, 2011 3:42 pm at 3:42 pm #1197485
When your only shaychis to a yeshiva is ywn.November 10, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #1197486
When you post in the CRNovember 10, 2011 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1197487
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you don’t GOBBLE down your food like a ravenous wolf (because you’re starving and/or because you want to eat it before another bachur grabs half of it!)
You know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you start to respect your parents’ opinions on things, NOT just because of the mitzva of kibud av v’aym, but because you actually realize that their opinions just MIGHT be right!November 10, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1197488
when u wear colored clothes
when u realize that people who told u the govt in Israel is the worst thing is like the dumbest thing to believe.November 10, 2011 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #1197489
Not to get off the subject of this thread, BUT…
thinking that “the govt in Israel is the worst thing…” is A)not related to being, or not being, a yeshiva guy, and B)is not the dumbest thing to believe. Eretz Yisrael IS the greatest place on earth, and every Jew should, at LEAST, aspire to live there, BUT the government in Israel IS the pits!November 10, 2011 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1197490
When earning an honest buck seems more honorable than sponging off the community.
That’s a stupid thing to say. Nobody is sponging off the community in America. The only people who contribute are those who value what they are doing.
Pathetic.November 10, 2011 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #1197491
-when your nose gets too sensitive to use paper towels to blow your nose.
-When you find yourself in the outer dancing circle by weddings more often than the inner ones and you’re happier that way!
-you can listen to a shiur and not fall asleep in middle.
-you start reading the nutrition facts on food packages.November 10, 2011 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #1197492
i think you are not a yeshiva guy anymore (or perhaps never was a legitimate one) when you eat cholov yisroel, kemach yoshon etc at home but will go into baskin robbins for an ice cream.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmNovember 10, 2011 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1197493
Everyone in your dira has the same last name as you!
And GREAT reply, Jothar!November 10, 2011 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #1197494
Yungerman1 I’m just a guy who tries to earn an honest buck and thinks doing so is more honorable than living off the communal dole. As to my pedigree, there is ample information about me in this site’s archives. Do a search and learn.November 10, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1197495
Gevald! Lichoirah, I’ve never been Yeshivish! I wore colored shirts during my Bochurish Yuhrin, never ate Thursday night chulent until a couple years ago (I’m out of Yeshiva for Kimat 10 years).
;November 10, 2011 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1197496
…when you actually hear the interesting noises your car makes.
…when getting a new outfit does not mean shopping at your older neighbors/siblings/cousins outgrown clothing box
…when you realize how much money food/tuition really costsNovember 10, 2011 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1197497
you are able to construct a sentence using proper English (now we know where most of the CR members stand)November 10, 2011 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #1197498November 10, 2011 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #1197499
The difference between a yeshiva guy and ‘baalabayis’ is…
Yeshiva guys eat chulent Thursday night, Friday/Shabbas night, Shabbas lunch.
A ‘baalabayis’ eats chulent Shabbas lunch, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night – ’till it’s all gone!
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