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November 14, 2010 2:54 am at 2:54 am in reply to: Dealing with difficult or annoying people: My theory #713734
Some people learned at home to relate to their siblings in what most people would think is an over the top, confrontational style. They grew up taking for granted that being direct is not seen as a threat or a challenge, but as normal give and take.
Kanarek means canary.
The play/movie, I’m not Rappaport, takes its title from one of the skits Kanarek did.
The music played at off hours at Kosher restaurants sometimes is what the mostly Hispanic staff has voted for.
The biggest issues for me are kol isha, and the sexual innuendos and non-Torah values that are found in Top 40 lyrics. If you are in a doctor’s waiting room, you are stuck, but if you have a choice of places to eat, or a choice of eating in or take out, then you need to do something that will limit your exposure.
In Manhattan, non-Jews can eat within a block of where they work while a Jew may need to walk a few blocks to get to a Kosher place. I usually get coffee in place of lunch and do a little studying or listen to a shiur on my iPod.
Some guys combine lunch and mincha (this works out to be a late lunch) by showing up early, and eating their sandwich.
When I was growing up, the CY milk went straight to the freezer. We didn’t have problems with its spoiling since the milk that we would be drinking that day had been defrosting in the refrigerator overnight. Freezing milk changes its flavor, but that was what I was used to. Frozen milk is also different in texture (more watery like a low fat milk).
Golden Flow is of reasonable quality, but it does make a difference as to who you buy it from.
One of the best ways to tell if milk is turning is to pour some into hot coffee. It will start curdling before it starts to taste off.
If your family is big enough, you might want to go the trouble to “ultra pasteurize” the CY milk from the store by simmering it in a pot. You can then use those gallon freezer bags to store it.