You know you're not a yeshiva guy anymore when…
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November 10, 2011 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #1197500AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
You wrote “…when you pull over to check what the noise from under the hood is.”
I would add to that…
AND – when you DO check under the hood, you actually have at least SOME idea what you’re looking at!November 10, 2011 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #1197501bein_hasdorimParticipant
When your jeans aren’t pleated. Your cap isn’t black,
your tzitzis find their way inside your jeans, and your hand motions
when learning consist of constantly twisting your wrist to see the time.
Or when you walk into any yeshiva beis medrash and instead of breaking out in a smile and feeling at home you check your exit route apprehensively.
Some are humorous but some are true.November 11, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1197502Shticky GuyParticipant
popa +1 for this thread. It’s one of the funniest I’ve seen on ywn. There are so many great posts here.
Will I get agreement from the ladies if I say that you know you’re not a yeshiva guy any more when you know you must clear away your things after a meal, make your bed in the morning etcNovember 11, 2011 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #1197503oot for lifeParticipant
…. when you wear a shirt only once before washing itNovember 11, 2011 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #1197504ZeesKiteParticipant
When one feels the utter emptiness of the outside world as apposed to the feeling of a safe sheltered kedushah life in the cocoon of Yeshiva. Take a peek at the happiness, Kesusha, contentment radiating from the faces of the Gedolim just passed!November 11, 2011 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1197505adorableParticipant
u cant drink instant coffee- you need the real stuff every morning from 7 11 or starbucks!November 11, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1197506
Zeeskite, why are you posting here 11:00 in the morning instead of being in yeshiva?November 11, 2011 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1197507
…when you stir your coffee with a stirrer instead of your glasses.November 11, 2011 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1197508BTGuyParticipant
When you dont have a juice stain on your shirt?November 11, 2011 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #1197509AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
I just make instant coffee to give me enough energy to make the brewed coffee!November 11, 2011 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1197510
….when you need to look at the Yated on friday night to see what parsha it is this week.
….when you start caring about cholesterol instead of thinking that only health nuts do that.
….when going to sleep at 11 PM doesn’t seem like a crazy thing to do.November 11, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1197511
When you run out of white shirts over a three day yomtov and have to dig out the grey coffee-stained ones you wore in yeshiva.
When you develop taste in coffee instead of on top of an addiction.
When you learn about something called kitchen safety.
When you finally agree that Tosafos knew what they were talking about.
When you start referring to tosafos in plural. (Then you’re just pedantic :))November 12, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1197512
1) youve stopped trying to remember if the arm on your glasses is a ben yomo.
2) youve got enough time to answer every rubbish thread in the cr.
3) you think your smarter then the gedolei yisroel.November 12, 2011 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #1197513Shticky GuyParticipant
Jothar: I was always at a disadvantage in Yeshiva for not wearing glasses, because nebach I had to stir my coffee with my pen whereas had I worn glasses I could have stirred two cups simultaneously… ☺November 13, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1197514
Everyone talking about stirring coffee with their glasses is making me feel left out. In my yeshiva we always poured it from one cup to another instead. Guess the yeshiva had a different minhag.November 13, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am #1197515bein_hasdorimParticipant
When you find words like
“Al kol Ponim”
and “Fest,” as well as questions like “what’s the Matzav?”
have become extinct from your vocabulary.
Also when you start being makpid on what brand soap or shampoo you use.(or even notice it has a name other than “soap” or “Shampoo”)
When you won’t skip a a day or two (ok, week) of shaving just because you didn’t get around to it.
and Finally when you stop taking haircuts by your friend Getzel, and learn that Jewish barbers exist outside Yeshiva as well as Jewish prices.November 13, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #1197516
Everyone talking about stirring coffee with their glasses is making me feel left out. In my yeshiva we always poured it from one cup to another instead. Guess the yeshiva had a different minhag.
we must have gone to the same yeshiva, itche. oops, did I just blow my identity? 🙂November 13, 2011 5:54 am at 5:54 am #1197517
When you stop using “khutch” in every day conversation.
When you have no clue when Bahab is/was.
When you need to switch minyanim on yom ha’atzmaut so you can say Tachanun.November 13, 2011 6:19 am at 6:19 am #1197518
yesterday I wrote above
….when going to sleep at 11 PM doesn’t seem like a crazy thing to do.
So why in the world am I posting here at 1:15 AM????November 13, 2011 6:36 am at 6:36 am #1197519YW Moderator-72Participant
“yesterday I wrote above
….when going to sleep at 11 PM doesn’t seem like a crazy thing to do.
So why in the world am I posting here at 1:15 AM????”
Good question…November 13, 2011 6:36 am at 6:36 am #1197520am yisrael chaiParticipant
uh, oh, CB, now you gave away your time zone, see what I mean??! And that’s to answer your question to me on the other thread.November 13, 2011 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1197521
ayc, please see my response on the other thread.
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/joseph-1/page/2November 13, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #1197522
I know its a good question. But whats the answer? 🙂November 13, 2011 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1197523YW Moderator-72Participant
Charlie Brown – my guess is that you are no longer a Yeshiva guy and you spent the past several hours washing all the Shabbos dishes and scrubbing the cholent pot… and then you had a few minutes to postNovember 13, 2011 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #1197524
naaaah. I didn’t have enough bourbon or fermented plum juice to get me to do all that stuff. Besides, I have a dishwasher to do all that work…her name is Mrs. Charlie Brown.
<ducking before being flamed by the feminists>November 13, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #1197525✡onegoal™Participant
72- That’s the way to be dan lekaf zechus.November 13, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #11975262scentsParticipant
Charlie, I sure hope your wife doesnt see your post, or that you are on your way to the jewlery store..November 13, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1197527usa-tralianParticipant
….when doing laundry actually means getting the clothes wet
….when leftovers are no longer a gourmet meal
….when the menu each night of the week doesn’t cosist of “oil plus….”
….when getting ready for Shabbos means more than taking the pen out of your pocketNovember 14, 2011 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1197528UnderstandMember
When the pot used to make cholent is washed right after shabbos and not just in time to put up the next cholent.November 14, 2011 4:47 am at 4:47 am #1197529
jewelry store, huh? You think that’l get me out of snoopy’s dog house? great idea!July 12, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #1197530
… when thursday night [aka ??? ????] is a normal bedtime
… when you don’t touch a sausage because Dovid bit into it
… when you open a Rambam, read 3 ????? and they actually make sense to you
… when you don’t look around three times before opening a ???? ?????? sefer
… when you sit with five friends and your conversation actually means somethingJuly 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #1197531
… and when your life is not at it’s highest so far
… when you are not shteiging and shteiging
… when you don’t open a ??? by instinct
… when your life is not totally based around ???? (and YWN)
[My point: There are good points to ????? guys as well!!!]July 13, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1197532
you know you’re not a yeshiva guy anymore when you have shabbos meals lined up on wednesday instead of 2 hrs b4 shabbos
and when you ask what time licht is instead of what time shkiya isJuly 13, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am #1197533
when you dont sleep on a bunkbedJuly 13, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1197534jay beeMember
You go to a wedding and bring a presentJuly 13, 2012 2:00 am at 2:00 am #1197535telegrokMember
– when you eat breakfast and lunch the day of chasuna, instead of “fasting” so you can make the most of the meal (nearly 20 years later, I still eat lightly the day of a chasuna or shul dinner)
– when being tired overtakes the desire to eat chulent Friday night
– when you ask young bochurim home during bein ha’zmanim, “What are you learning,” and then reminisce about what you learned, and when you learned it
– when you realize that the boys in yeshiva with whom you ate Shabbos lunch are now the shoel u’mashiv and magidei shiur, and you just have a regular job
– when you really “get” what people write in the haskomos of their seforim, that without their wives, the learning would not have been possible; when you understand when the rov says the rebbetzin has enabled him to do what he doesJuly 13, 2012 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1197536
When the baal koreh wears a suit and a tallit, not overalls and a 2×4.July 13, 2012 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1197537kfbParticipant
When you could make decisions for yourself!July 13, 2012 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #1197538blackhatwannabeParticipant
When u think its gross to eat from the hefker table.
When you actually go to a barber for a haircut instead of just getting a cheap buzzcut from another bochur.July 15, 2012 7:59 am at 7:59 am #1197539YW Moderator-42Moderator
Zabachur, 2 hours before Shabbos? You mean you don’t wait until after Maariv?July 16, 2012 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1197540
mod 42…that was 2 yrs ago…ive matured a lot since then!July 18, 2012 5:54 am at 5:54 am #1197541JustHavingFunParticipant
…when you ring your mum just to talk instead of doing it under protest because she’ll nag you if you don’t.
…when you actually call guys by their first names.
…when you don’t coat all of your food in ketchup AND ketchup is not the only condiment you use (except for mayo on the gefilte fish).
…when you realize you haven’t had “mystery meat” on Tuesday for a while.July 18, 2012 7:05 am at 7:05 am #1197542
JHF- were you in RTK?July 19, 2012 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1197543
Toi — the first three things JHF said are in every ?????.
I don’t know what RTK is, but i have heard from gateshead that they get ‘horse-meat’ they call it – on Tuesdays. Is this what you are talking about??July 19, 2012 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #1197544
“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…..”
MASKIM!!!July 19, 2012 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1197545
i wrote an acronym to keep it secret. the secret meat thingy was the give away.July 19, 2012 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #1197546JustHavingFunParticipant
@Toi- No, not RTK. yekke2 was right. the first three things JHF said are in every ?????.
You listen to any bochur talking and what do you hear? Complaints about food at the ?????! I’ve heard things from “the chicken was green” to “grateful the day after a chasunah because we get caterer’s leftovers.” I used to have some bochurim come to dinner regularly on Thursdays. Know what I served? Pancakes. Stacks and stacks of pancakes. With butter, syrup, veggie sausages — and no ketchup. Those were some happy boys going back to the dorms for some reason I don’t know. I could have served these guys burnt (kosher) dog food and they’d have lavished my cooking with praises!December 10, 2013 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #1197547✡onegoal™Participant
Wow! This needed to be bumped! This thread is a popa classic!December 11, 2013 4:07 am at 4:07 am #1197548🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
. . . you come home and your mother doesn’t grab your laundry and start cooking all your favorite foods.December 11, 2013 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1197549🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
You find out what the parshas hashavua is when they read the sefer torah on shabbos…
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