Sunday, August 1, 2010

What’s the rush?

Some of you may have thought I was exaggerating when I reported that many Israeli yeshiva high school seniors don’t make up their minds about their future plans until the very last minute.

Well, consider the following exchange, which took place here in TRLEOOB (=the real life equivalent of our blog) on Shabbat:

The CTO: {mentions that one of his former classmates is visiting our community}

Me: {casually} Oh? That’s nice. What’s he doing this coming year?

The CTO: {nonchalantly} He hasn’t decided yet.

Me: {flabbergasted} Um, isn’t Rosh Chodesh next week?!

The CTO: {shrugs} It’s not like he doesn’t know at all! I mean, he HAS narrowed it down to a few choices…


!שבוע טוב

Have a wonderful week!


The latest Haveil Havalim is available here. Special thanks to Eric for including my take on shopping in Israel – aka everyone’s favorite game show, Name Thaaaat Country!


  1. I suppose he will know on the day he actually starts. Some people don't like to plan ahead -- even a short time ahead.

  2. Ariella - "I suppose he will know on the day he actually starts."
    One certainly hopes so... :-)


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