- a) Which party did you vote for in the last elections?
- b) How much did your new purchase cost?
- c) Why didn’t you ask me to recommend someone who could’ve done the same job for much less than you paid?
- d) All of the above.
If you guessed (d), you are well on your own way to becoming an Israeli…
With the possible exception of (b) – which, theoretically, I may have asked when YZG and I were considering buying something or another - I can’t recall ever asking any of these questions. But even if I did scrounge up the necessary courage to ask such a question, I certainly wouldn’t be able to do it with a straight face. Also, I’d feel the need to add an apologetic justification – such as, “I’m Israeli now, and so I’m allowed to ask…” :-)