Sunday, June 28, 2009

A "lampshade" hat's lament

Hi. Remember me? My owner bought me almost exactly a year ago--you can read about me and find links to photos of me on my owner's head here.

As stated, my owner bought me so that she'd have a dressy hat to wear if she and her husband ever got an invitation to spend Shabbat/Sabbath in an Orthodox home.

What on earth was she thinking?

The only Orthodox Jews whom my owner sees on a regular basis are her Orthodox co-workers. She isn't close enough to any of them to expect any of them to invite her and her husband for Shabbat, nor is she close enough to any of them to be chutzpahdik (nervy) enough to ask for an invitation. The only time my owner actually wore me was when she showed me off to her office's women's Tehillim (Psalms) group.

It's a good thing I'm collapsible, because otherwise, my presence on the shelf would be a constant reminder of what a waste of money I was. But it's getting awfully boring, sitting here in this plastic bag.


Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

If you're angling for a Shabbos invitation, you're welcome by me anytime you're in town (Highland Park, NJ).

Mon Jun 29, 09:11:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

For real? We're "in town" every day, since we live in New York City, so we might just take you up on your offer.

Tue Jun 30, 10:18:00 AM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Larry, if you'd like to reach me, you can e-mail me at onthefringe_jewishblogger at yahoo dot com.

Wed Jul 01, 01:27:00 PM 2009  

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