Thursday, March 11, 2010

Under control

Looking for an excellent way to lose friends and not influence people two and a half weeks before Pesach?

Then consider using one of the following statements as your Facebook status :

“Bedrooms? Check. Playroom? Check. LR/DR? Check. Shopping and menu planning? Check. Could Pesach preparations BE any easier?”

“I don’t know why everyone complains about Pesach. My live-in housekeeper assures me that it’s a piece of cake (non-gebrochts, of course)…”

“Aaaaand, we’re done! We’re pouring the water in the kitchen as I type this, and then we’re good to go!”

“Help! Since we’re going to a hotel for all of Pesach, the week before the chag is going to be pretty dull. Any suggestions for pre-Pesach activities and trips?”

Please feel free to add your own examples in the comment section.

But, in any event, I don’t let these types of statements bother me.

After all, according to the now tried-and-true Our Shiputzim General Theory of Pesach Cleaning, the very fact that I’m currently sitting and blogging proves that here in TRLEOOB*, we’re totally under control…



*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. I suggest an extreme FB friend makeover. Why would anyone kasher their kitchen now and celebrate Pesach for 3 weeks? Talk about bal tosif!

    I was debating whether to ask my weekly cleaner to come this Sunday or just next. I thought this sunday was מוגזם. Guess that was a silly debate.

  2. Here -- this is 4 years old, but still good for a laugh.

  3. I hope my status about the toys didn't prompt this post. I have only done the toys so far. :)

  4. We have a visitor from Sweden next week so I am not planning any cleaning before the 21st. And then I'll panic!

  5. Abbi - Actually, I made up all those statuses. But the truth is that certain loyal readers (who shall remain nameless) WOULD kasher their kitchen 3 weeks in advance, if only their family wouldn't complain about having nothing to eat for so long...
    {waves and smiles lovingly at the loyal yet nameless readers}

    Jameel - ROTFL! That's hysterical! :-)

    Yaffa - Don't worry. I wrote this before I saw your status. And besides, if it's only the toys, you're okay... :-)
    (How's your back, BTW?)

    Ilana-Davita - Enjoy your company!

  6. If it makes you feel better, I've cleaned NOTHING. All I've done so far is cooked lots of chametz and force-fed my family (in the name of mitzva, of course)...

  7. Toby - "in the name of mitzva, of course"
    Of course. :-)

    Shavua tov to you and yours.

  8. I suspect I am the "loyal reader...[who] WOULD kasher their kitchen 3 weeks in advance". I probably do things so far in advance for the "superior" feeling I get when I get to show off that we are so far along. But the truth is I am just as busy as everyone else at the end. So go figure...

  9. Last year my friend actually put out a status on FB asking if anyone was available to do a tiyul with her a couple of days before Pesach. She really had nothing to do--her kids were going to their father and she was going to a friend for the week.

    She got very, very bitter comments.

  10. Baila - She got very, very bitter comments.
    LOL! :-)


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