Almost Started A Food Fight

Food
So something has gotten into me the last few days…



Tonight, motzei Shabbos, and we’re at the kosher Pizza store. 



There is a table next to us with some semi-rowdy boys and girls. 



We’re sitting there minding our own business–really–when all of a sudden I get a spit ball (yes, a spit ball) right in my ear. 



I look over at the kids and this guy is opening a Toblerone chocolate and smirks and says, “Oh, sorry” and goes back to his friends laughing at what they did. 



So my wife is eating her seasoned fries, and I pick up a long one at the end, and am holding it–and all of a sudden, i don’t know what happened, but the fry just flicks out of my hand and up into the air.



My wife and daughter and I just stare at each other…like OMG, you didn’t! 



But I did and then a girl at the next table shrieks as the fry hits her in the head and she’s looking accusingly at the boys at her table asking, “Who did that?”



We’re still sitting sort of frozen staring at each other, holding in our laughter. 



The store manager comes over to the kids and starts yelling at them about throwing fries around the store. 



At which point, we couldn’t contain our reaction anymore and started cracking up. 



I think the kids at the next table figured it out. 



My daughter who thought these kids were so obnoxious goes to me, “That was so cool Dad!”



So what is going on with me lately…not sure, but I think I like it. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Temptation Or Accusation?

Temptress
So on the way home from synagogue today, my wife and I are talking about what happened to the renown Harvard constitutional and criminal lawyer, Alan Dershowitz.



He was accused of having repeatedly had sex with an underage woman (while he was married with children and grandchildren).



I explained to my wife not to believe these accusations, that in my mind, Dershowitz was upstanding and completely innocent, and that this could happen to anyone.



And I went on to tell a funny story from a day earlier…



I was at a retirement party for one of my staff who served the country for 51 years.



At the party, I am going around talking with people and helping to make everyone comfortable–until I didn’t.



One guy who was a retired manager and had come back to work as a contractor calls me over to his table to introduce me to his wife. 



He’s motioning to her and saying how she is his most beloved wife.



And just joking around trying to keep a straight face, I say, “Hmm, she’s a lot different than the other woman I see you with every day.”



[Yeah, I don’t know what came over me (maybe a little too much drink–any drink is too much for this dry mouth).]



His wife, is like, “Ah ha! Some other woman in the office…”



And he’s leaning back, waving his hands and mouthing to me, “Shut up Andy!”



He goes, “Okay Andy, you just wait until I meet your wife!”



Then, we all broke out laughing…just Andy being a wise guy again!



So, I said to my wife, you see how easy it is for someone to make a false accusation (and how quickly people can be to think the worst of others).



It really is important to treat people as “innocent until proven guilty.”



As for Andy’s hijinks…I’m banned from any more parties for the next few weeks. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Higher, Higher

Took the girls to Sky Zone today.

It’s an indoor trampoline extravaganza.

The kids had a great time–jumping around, doing acrobatics, bumping off the trampoline walls, and even playing trampoline dodgeball.

I got left holding the bag (literally!)–all their handbags and stuff.

Thank G-d, I was able to lose myself in the fun and photography. 😉

(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)