(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)
So had three funny instances today of the tales of woe when it comes to love.
The first was when someone was telling me that they are trying to meet women through online dating.
But he goes, “No one gives anyone a chance anymore.”
It’s like if there is one thing wrong, it’s over.
He said, one lady wrote in her profile that if you are a fan of XYZ sports team, do not even bother contacting her.
Another was like if you’re of ABC political affiliation, forget about it!
He said people just don’t seem to want relationships anymore.
Then I was talking coincidentally to someone else, who I knew was going out with someone already.
I politely asked how things were going.
He said, “Fine, but she is pressuring me to marry her.”
I said, “So if you love her, what’s wrong with that?”
And he responded, “Well then my whole life will change. I won’t be able to go to parties or on vacations anymore.”
Basically, he’s just happy being with her but on casual terms.
Then I told him (considerably younger than myself) how years ago mothers would warn their daughters about men’s thinking of “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free.”
This guy was laughing like crazy when I said that.
Finally, someone at the kiddush today told the joke about the Rabbi or Priest who lost his umbrella in the synagogue or church.
His first thought was darn it, one of the congregants stole my umbrella.
So he decided that for his sermon he would lecture the people about the Ten Commandments, one at a time from the beginning.
But then when he got to the sin of adultery, he stops and says, “Oh forget it, I just remembered where I left my umbrella!”
Funny day for love and relationships–it’s something in the air, maybe cow patties. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
I took this picture of a cow stampede when hiking in the mountains.
The cows first came up to us all friendly and then after staying for a little bit, decided to bolt off across the open field.
Together–it was like a mini stampede.
It reminded me of a situation recently, where I felt bad that I had stampeded (albeit inadvertently) on someone’s feelings.
We received a delivery–actually a new couch (the other one we were replacing was really uncomfortable and it was high time to go).
At one point, I was taken a little aback when the delivery man asked me, admiring it–“How much was it?”
Not wanting to really say specifically, I just said nonchalantly, “Oh, not so much.”
But the man pressed on and said, “No really, how much was it?”
I was a little uncomfortable, but I figured he’s just making conversation, and honestly it wasn’t extravagant so I say in a round figure what it was.
Then I see his face go dark, and I realized what had accidentally happened.
It was perhaps a bit much for this nice man (although I really don’t know his situation, but just his facial expression).
Anyway, I felt terrible and proceeded to say something light and then we chatted for a little bit.
I think it is important to feel for all people–trying to make the best with what G-d provides and deal with everyday tests and challenges.
We are all people–and at any moment–what befalls one, can befall anyone, so we must be grateful for each and every blessing, for however long G-d grants it. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)