- My older daughter, who recently received a lot of expensive birthday gifts from my overly generous and indulgent family, asked me if she could use her savings to buy herself a fancier cellphone. Apparently, her friends had mentioned that her brand new phone was "cheap" and that the "Sidekick Slide" (at $220) was "much cooler". Unfortunately for her, we were standing in Amazing Savings at the time, and I was trying to decide if I should splurge on a children's book that cost 89 cents. Let's just say that my answer was swift and merciless.
- Two weeks ago, I contacted a local Jewish organization that provides help to teenagers, asking if they could help me find someone who could learn gemara with my son from time to time. They never returned my call. Yesterday, we received a letter from them addressed to my son, asking for a donation. Instead of helping us, they simply added his name to their mailing list!
- My next door neighbor hates me. Intensely. She is in her 80s, has lived here for over 40 years, and is quite unhappy that the Jews have moved in to the neighborhood. Over the years, she has complained repeatedly about us to anyone who would listen. Lately, she has become obsessed with lining up my garbage cans. I see her out there every morning, obsessively moving my garbage cans around until they form a straight row. So, of course, every night, I go out there and mess them up. But there's no defeating her. She's very determined, like some psycho OCD robot. I'm losing patience with this game.
So. What ticked YOU off this week?