Quick Comment

Someone asked me why I don’t post more often.

This is funny because I actually have 10-15 drafts saved, but unfortunately I haven’t had much time to complete them. My full time job keeps me very busy and drained of all creative juices. Fortunately I have an awesome job!, but it does take its toll. On top of all that, I was recently appointed a position as a board member to a really cool institution. It’s a huge privilege (and great experience), especially to someone of my age, but it consumes a lot of time.

Between all the above, and balancing seeing friends/socializing, I’ve found it hard to commit large blocks of time to writing for my blog. Throw in my dating/romantic life into that mix and I end up having very little time to myself.

I try to write minimum one article a week.

Anyhow, I still take time to check up on several blogs and from time to time I’ll read an article and find myself instantly inspired to write a quick commentary (such as Calling Out “Thinking Jew Girl”).

I’m always welcome to guest posts for anyone that has something they wrote.

 

So if I’m not posting often, it’s not that the blog writer is gone. I’m just busy. 🙂

 

Jewish White Guy

 

 

A Story: The Economic Professor.

I don’t normally write about politics or things of that nature, but I read an interesting fictional story on Facebook recently and thought I’d post it up, perhaps someone will make an interesting comment.

Without further ado:
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An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..

The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

It could not be any simpler than that.

Calling out “Thinking Jew Girl”

I just read an article from the Thinking Jew Girl (TJG) blog. I’m calling her out on being stupid, immature, or simply has a lack of life experience. (I’m sure she’s a really nice person though.. did I mention she has a good blog! I’m now following it.)

She’s annoyed that a guy on a date told her she was “Put Together”. This was her coup de gras, the straw that broke the camels back!

How terrible is it that a boy told her she was well brought up, presented herself nicely, maturely, and a bunch of other strong values and traits that she presented that night on their date.

Shame on him for speaking his mind… He certainly went overboard over there… way too forward, what was he thinking? Clearly this boy must be a teffilin dater and TJG just isn’t one of those girls.

What a pile of crap.

If a man compliments you on a date… thank him, compliment him back, say what a nice time you had or make something up… just for the love of god don’t put him down… say something positive about him, the date, or something from the experiences you two shared.

Honestly is it such a crime a man tried to speak his mind and not try to sound too forward?

It’s not like he was trying to get you into bed… and he certainly could have said a thousand other things that could have come off as too forward, awkward, sleazy, etc…

I think you effed up with this one.

I think your reasons for breaking up with him were completely valid. No reason for a second date needed. But this was the straw that broke the camels back? Seriously? Woman you are not ready for a true gentleman in your life. Because Gentlemen compliment women when they can.

Lastly, I give huge props to any guy with the kahunas to compliment a girl on a date. It’s hard enough being shomer, a gentleman, or your knight in shining armor… we are hard pressed to charm and dazzle you girls. Sometimes we take risks, one of those risks is complimenting you if we’re interested. If you’re a beautiful girl, we want you to know that we see it… we think YOU are valuable. We want you to know all that hard effort you put into your life to find your basheret, we see it, we know it, we value it.

Don’t condemn a guy for trying to express himself, even if at the time it sounded awkward or odd.. give the man in the TJG story a frikkin scotch & cigar. You get Bro points for trying. Better to swing and a miss, then to never swing at all. Rejection is part of life, this man clearly faces it head on. Like a man should.

Kudos!