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December 30, 2009 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm in reply to: Singles Over the Age of 25 Should Deal Directly With the Shaddchan #671680
devils_advocate, I will be one of the few that will agree with you. Only because I know firsthand how when I was in shidduchim I was blinded by certain things that only a parent can protect you from. And no I was not 18. But there are certain things in life that come only with experience no matter how mature u r.December 30, 2009 9:47 am at 9:47 am in reply to: Health Care #671548
Can anyone validate 2 concerns that I have heard:
1) the top specialists will look elsewhere for work since it wont be worth it for them with this new healthcare plan?
2) Waiting times for specialty doctors will be much longer since the incentive to please will be lost?December 29, 2009 8:07 am at 8:07 am in reply to: Health Care #671540
Is this a done deal, or there is a chance that it will still not go through?February 15, 2009 6:07 am at 6:07 am in reply to: A Humorous Item #1172353
xerox, sounds very complicated, please post the answer.
Mods, what happened to not approving posts off topic, maybe start a thread “see if u can figure out what I look like”…
This is supposed to be a humor thread, not a guessing game!!February 14, 2009 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm in reply to: A Humorous Item #1172349
ok now back to humor, anyone got any more jokes?February 13, 2009 6:50 am at 6:50 am in reply to: Short Dating Time #646317
ames, reminds me of my cousin, that dated a girl for around 10 times, they had their issues that they spoke about and straightened out. He took her all over to get to know diff points of her character, out to eat, to arcades, to a painting expidition…and guess what when they got enagaged they were thrilled! One more guess, 4 weeks b4 the wedding the engagement was broken. You see, there is no perfect way, u need to follow the derech that u feel suits u, according to the rabbanim that u follow, and u need to beg Hashem that the shidduch u eventually decide to go with is ur true bashert.
P.S. My cousin has a couple of children now already, he got engaged to someone else, a doll of a girl. He only met her around 5 times!! He was also very careful during the engagement, upon the advice of his Rosh Yeshiva, not to speak or see too often.February 12, 2009 7:37 am at 7:37 am in reply to: Married Couple Dates #638081
oomis1105, thats a really nice idea, but why do u share a bagel, i would never get full from a half a bagel and neither would my spouse. If the idea is sharing, then i think we would share 2 bagels….February 12, 2009 7:34 am at 7:34 am in reply to: Short Dating Time #646303
Oomis “I was fixed up after a couple of years of hearing about how wonderful he was, how smart, how learned, what good yichus, blah, blah, blah.”
When one is finding serious info about a boy or girl, the qualities u mention above are not the ones being stressed. Those inquiring are asking about MIDDOS, exactly the issue of the boy that surprised u. When I say asking I mean digging. Phone calls are made not just to Roshei Yeshiva, but to roommates, chavrusahs etc.
000646, I dont think it was a study, it was the result of meeting real problem facing real problems and thus coming to a conclusion.February 11, 2009 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm in reply to: Short Dating Time #646298
It makes a lot of sense to me that since litvishe couples are more open to varied background and family types that longer dating times are appropriate, since most conversations will revolve around the type of houses the 2 of of them will build. While when u take a more chassidish girl/boy that dates a family type just like her own, and her parents met the girl/boy before her, and u do a lot of research beforehand, they will need less dating time. It all adds up…February 11, 2009 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Married Couple Dates #638065
Better than watch the shidduch dates, play shidduch date! Pretend to date your spouse but add in really funny things, said loud enough so the other shidduch dates can hear
if his wife is wearing a sheitel it might be a giveaway…February 11, 2009 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226223
Another story my sister had was she met a boy and she thought he was learning in a BMG while he was really in small yeshiva near NJ. So she asked him, How many guys are in the yeshiva like 5,000?” so he looked at her confused and he said “not really, more like 50..” they had a whole mixed up conversation unitl she finally said, “arn’t u in BMG?”, and he burst out laughing…February 11, 2009 6:44 am at 6:44 am in reply to: Funny Shidduch Stories #1226216
These stories are really funny, but I they would never happen in our circles. We have very traditional dating, boy comes to pick up the girl and they go to a hotel lounge. Sit there, walk around, buy a drink, and go home. We dont go out to eat or to the sky ride etc…so the best story I can tell is when my sister left her gloves in her dates car. she realized as soon as she got home, and was really ashamed. The next day we found it in the mailbox.February 2, 2009 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm in reply to: What’s Your Favorite Restaurant In Town? #666646
Boro Park favorite is Mcfleishigs, ever taste a Boro Park sandwich from there, my mouth is watering. They are not too expensive either, which is another great part!February 2, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am in reply to: A Humorous Item #1172181
A large milk company, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO.
This new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a
tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was
full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business!
The new CEO walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked,
‘How much money do you make a week?’ A little surprised, the young fellow
looked at him and replied, ‘I make $300.00 a week. Why?’The CEO then
handed the guy $1,200 in cash and screamed, ‘Here’s four weeks’ pay,
now GET OUT and don’t come back.’ Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO
looked around the room and asked, ‘Does anyone want to tell me what that
goof-off did here?’ From across the room came a voice, ‘Pizza delivery guy from
Domino’s.’February 2, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am in reply to: Daven With A Hat BeYichidus or Without it with a Minyan #1082058
I dont get the question, why would a hat make the difference. Go daven with a minyan in ur hat!
Is it better to eat berries without a bracha but ur knees are covered or to eat berries with bracha with ur knees uncovered…February 2, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am in reply to: A Humorous Item #1172180
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he’s twenty-one.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Would you repeat the question?
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.January 25, 2009 6:43 am at 6:43 am in reply to: A Humorous Item #1171955
Here’s another good one…
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES
Company Policy, Effective January 1, 2010
It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Pradas and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially, and therefore do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better so that you can buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be, and therefore you do not need a raise.
We will no longer accept a doctor’s note as proof of illness. If you are well enough to go to the doctor, you are well enough to come to work.
Annual Leave Days
Each employee will now receive 104 days of annual leave each year. They are called Saturday and Sunday.
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In the rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your Lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour earlier.
Skinny people get thirty minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal sized people get fifteen minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people get five minutes for lunch, because that’s all the time you need to drink a Slim-Fast.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.
The Management.January 23, 2009 7:21 am at 7:21 am in reply to: Personal Connversations #633739
Some bloggers in the coffee room think they are so funny. Sometimes I wonder how old the pple I am conversing with are.January 22, 2009 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm in reply to: Following the Goldbergs #634241
You want to know how to protect urself, be weary of ur neighbors. There are som areas more prone to materialism, where u live and who ur friends are have a big effect on ur attitudes and wants.January 22, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am in reply to: At Risk Teenager #633803
Rabbi Daniel Machanic is fantastic. You can ask him any question in the world, and he will explain it to you in a way thats really easy to understand. Dont be afraid to ask but be sure you are to the right person.January 21, 2009 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm in reply to: A Humorous Item #1171920
I don’t know if this is exactly humorous, but I found it cute:
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read ‘Vote Obama, I need the money.’ I laughed.
Once in the restaurant my server had on a ‘Obama 08’ pin on his shirt, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference–just imagine the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $5 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.
OR IS IT THAT REDISTRIBUTION OF SOMEONE ELSE’S WEALTH IS A GREAT IDEA…………..or just a fools game !!January 21, 2009 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm in reply to: Shadchanim #632998
Mrs. Beautiful, all this is easy to say when u meet the guy and as u put it he is “refreshing”. Sometimes dating is not as clear cut. You have ur hesitations, so u try again, and then u r not sure if u have enough reason to break off so u try yet again. I agree with the point that meetings should be taken very seriously and pple shouldnt be meeting unlimited amount of times…listen its not always so easy….January 21, 2009 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm in reply to: Personal Connversations #633717
squeak, c’mon do u honestly think that that is the same. She is simply saying that this is a discussion forum not a chat room. That is so simple to understand…December 2, 2008 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm in reply to: Summer Camp #626671
AHHH, thinking back to the good ol’ camp days…Not e/o loves it, but for those that did, like me…the memories are a treasureDecember 2, 2008 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm in reply to: Shidduch Priorities #637656
Yichus is not everything, but there is something special about having chusheva Zeidas. Picture having a Seder with a Zeide that has been at the Seder of the Chazon Ish ZT”L or of the Steipler ZT”L. I would certainly not put Yichus on my “looking for” list, but it something very special.December 2, 2008 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm in reply to: Recipe for the Yummiest Latkas! #626607
Add a carrot to ur latke for nic coloring and gr8 tasteDecember 2, 2008 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm in reply to: Dating: Parents or Girl? #652084
I think this whole forum boils down to the type u r. R u chassidish then ur parents do a most of the legwork. In the Litvishe world, parents have minimum say to their children’s shidduchim.
Interstingly enough though, Dr. Yael Respler, who is not chassidish, constantly praises the chassidishe method of dating, and encourages Litvishe to encorprate this method as well.
For those of u that dont know Dr. Yael, she deals with hundreds of marriage/divorce counselings. so I would venture to say she has LOADS of experience.December 2, 2008 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm in reply to: Gifts on Chanukah – How Often? #628089
When I think of Chanukah I think of Latkes, chocolate coins, and donuts YUM…WHO NEEDS ANYTHING MORE?December 2, 2008 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm in reply to: Random Questions #1077794
Mrs. B, I agree that in such a public forum how can one person say “dont wear…” I mean I am from BP, the styles u see in some of our neighboring communities would not be acceptable in my neighborhood.
It’s very important though not to look down upon those that are not on ur level of tznius. In fact by being friendly and warm to EVERYONE, u r actually encouraging them to dress and behave in the modest way that u do.December 2, 2008 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm in reply to: Starbucks Coffee #626622
There is a gas station in BP that also has some kosher shakes, but the Kashrus of these places that also sell hotdogs and ham is questionable.
I mean for those of us that live in populated Jewish areas like BP, LKWD, Flatbush etc, there are loads of coffee shops, r u gonna say that Starbucks sells something that Cafe K doesn’t?November 23, 2008 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm in reply to: Random Questions #1077698
Ya know I just noticed this new cap sleeve fad, I think it is totally not Tzniusdig, especially when there is a contrasting color, say a white short sleeve sweater with a black tight shell. Besides for the fact that the shell hugs the arm, the contrast of colors is so flashy that it should be completely banned!!
Why do we need to copy the horrific styles of these shiksas in Manhattan!! Is that who we look to emulate?November 23, 2008 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm in reply to: Women Driving #1161697
Way to go “Proud Jew”… Let’s sing that loud so the world can hear…November 23, 2008 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm in reply to: Women Driving #1161696
First of all let’s just back track a second.
#1 Ladies are not supposed to be on the street period! ?? ????? ?? ??? ?????! And thats a Gemara! this whole thimg that ladies walk around on the street started just after the Milchamah and R’ Moshe Z”l write in a Tsuvah (Yoreh Deah 55)that he’s very disturbed about this fact, which started in America.
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