Monday, December 17, 2007

Pastrami on rye

Cold Chopped Liver (Does anyone eat it hot?) once again proved that he's no fake by coming through with another excellent comment, proving that he's definitely not mocking us (you could even say that he's rather eggcellent).
Mr. Liver correctly points out that girls in Crown Heights dress like prostitutes simple because no one tells them that they can't. Or, more likely, no one they'll listen to tells them that they can't. I don't, however, agree that Rabbi Boteach's assertion should be entirely thrown out the window. If Lubavitch Bochurim would refuse to marry girls who didn't behave correctly then I'm sure things would change drastically. Obviously not everyone would change for the better, but that's not to be expected. Maybe if the Bochurim were more Frum the girls would be too. As I said earlier, this is hardly my problem. Truth is, it's really no one's problem. Everyone has to start worrying about themselves and forget about everyone else's faults. I couldn't help from laughing as I wrote the previous sentence. "Imagine," I imagined, "the Real Shliach telling people to do things he only wishes he could keep!" I guess that's just the way of the world.
In other news, I'm currently going through the painful process of selecting 3.75 GB worth of music for my new (borrowed) iPod. In fact, it's a rather old model, but I'm going to use it until I can get a new one. Problem is, there's 7 or 8 GB worth of shtuff that I consider "vital". I'm sure you can appreciate the dilemma I'm going through.

20 comments:

Eliezer said...

There is already a shortage of good boy s in Lubavitch. It is certainly easier for a girl to get a "bad" bochur than a "good" bochur. So in the sidduch dept. there ia an incentive for a girl to be less religious.

CCL said...

Im not saying im just saying that one of the reasons you need to keep your slate clean is so that when you try to get someone's attention they see your point and not just your slate. So when Boteach says be tznius and everyone screams HA! look whos talking, and you feel like saying just listne to the point hes making,a nd thats useless. or something like that.

e said...

hmmm, you're not saying you're just saying?

The Real Shliach said...

Comments like those necessitate me reading the entire post again... and then I discover they weren't even on the post itself! Sheesh...

le7 said...

He's right. I remember hearing an older chossid (now in the news) speak about the fact that girls today are generally speaking much more chassidish than the guys.... and why would a not-so-chassidish-guy want to marry a super chassidish girl?

It's much easier to get married when a girl wants to marry a bummy-no-bearded-relaxed-kinda-earner.

The Real Shliach said...

Who is right-e or CCL?

le7 said...

e.

The Real Shliach said...

Ahh.

e said...

Oh, the joy of being right!

On a moderately related note, my mom once told me that I'm worsening the shidduch crisis.

The Real Shliach said...

The joy of being right? I'm only going to refrain from commenting on that because of who made the original assertion.

And in what sense did your mom mean that?

le7 said...

He has the potential to be a good boy yet freing out he is?

The Real Shliach said...

Alternatively she told him this before his true colors were revealed.

e said...

TRS: that's a good p'shat, but that's not how the story happened. Le7 got it right. I was telling my cousin, who has six sisters and one brother, that her family is exacerbating the shidduch cirsis. to which my mother replied that I'm exacerbating the shidduch crisis.

The Real Shliach said...

And let me guess, you responded to your mother, "Takeh."

e said...

something to that effect.

Altie said...

lol. good post. better comments.

aah, the joys of delving into the archives.

Altie said...

title? or do i not wanna know.

The Real Shliach said...

What about the title?

Altie said...

doesnt connect

The Real Shliach said...

They never do. You should know that by now.