Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sometimes, it's best to pretend that one agrees

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6 Comments:

Blogger Shira Salamone said...

See next comment.

Sun Jan 24, 06:31:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Kindly keep going.

Sun Jan 24, 06:31:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Please be patient.

Sun Jan 24, 06:32:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Just a little further.

Sun Jan 24, 06:32:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

One more, please.

Sun Jan 24, 06:33:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

This is another of my (in)famous "hidden" posts, published in the comments so that my co-workers would not only have to click, but to scroll, as well, in order to read it. I cherish the delusion that I'm still "in the closet" as a blogger at the office.

Note that this post was actually published on January 24, 2010.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sometimes, it's best to pretend that one agrees

A few of us were having a conversation at the office when the talk turned to food, at which point one woman expressed her gratitude that we Jews had always had potatoes with which to cook. I disagreed, telling her that potatoes were of Peruvian origin. Her reaction took me by surprise--she went on the attack, insisting that, while Europeans might not have known about potatoes, they appeared in the Bible, and had always been used by Jews. Not wishing to make enemies at the office, I beat a hasty retreat, telling her that I'd check further. Needless to say, I did a search on the computer at the first opportunity, and found that potatoes are originally from the Andes Mountains of South America (which is where current-day Peru is located). Am I going to inform her of my findings? Not on your life. It's not wise to contradict someone who values (what she considers) Torah over truth.

posted by Shira Salamone at 6:00 PM

Sun Jan 24, 06:36:00 PM 2010  

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