Thursday, February 11, 2010

You Know You're a Jewish Mother When...

I was on the subway watching some very talented break dancers do their thing. One of them was doing flips and such. Then I noticed that the one flipping all over the place was touching the disgusting subway floor with his gloved hands. And I began to fear for his life. I thought about all the germs that he was currently interacting with.

When the two fantastic young breaking dancing lads were done with their performance I scrounged up some change and gave it to the gloved handed one. Then I said:

"Will you please wash your gloves when you get home?"

He laughed
"Yeah, I know. I will. I usually buy new ones."

"Don't take it personally," I said "I'm a Jewish mother."

I can't help it. I fear for his health. I mean, as my mother always said "When your resistance is down, you can catch a bug!"

I can only hope that he heeded my advice. If I had more time with him on the subway, I would have urged him to take vitamin C and echinacea to prevent further infection.

G-d help me, I'm crazy.

7 comments:

  1. So, you wouldn't approve of me dropping T's pacifier on the floor and putting it back in her mouth without washing it? :)

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  2. Ha ha ha! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a psycho germ person and I am REALLY messy. When we dropped Ari's pacifier on the floor one of us would give it a quick rinse....or not. So the real answer is no! I wouldn't judge!

    But I draw the line at the nasty subway floor. That dude has some cojones.

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  3. Hahaha! This is so funny! I don't think your crazy for talking to him, I think its awesome!

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  4. You're not a Jewish mother! Oh, you're Jewish and you're a mother, but it takes YEARS of practice being a yenta to actually earn the title "Jewish mother." You have many years of yenta-ing ahead of you before I walk into your house and you say, "You look hungry. You want some soup?" :-D

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  5. P.S. - If you want to take the advanced course, I'm sure Alana would be happy to give you lessons! ;-)

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  6. Word! Alana needs to show me the way! How can I justly offer soup to anyone without knowing what it's really like to have three kids?

    Good point!

    By the way, Jack you do look hungry? WOULD you like some soup?

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