Idiom = Idiot

15 May

She thought it was cute. I thought it was hysterical.

I was talking to a heimish/chassidish neighbor on Shabbos. I don’t recall how we got to the topic or what the topic even was, but she was reminded of a cute story that happened when she was first married.

In the beginning, her husband liked to go out at night, to Wal-Mart, for a walk, anything, he just liked to be out. She would go along with him some nights and other nights make excuses, like she had laundry, or something around the house that had to be done. He cottoned on, and realized, that she didn’t really like going out at night.

He turns to her soon after and says,

“You know, when we got information about you, everyone said you were a very out-going girl.”

My neighbor looked at her husband in surprise and protest, “I am!” she insisted (and she is).

Her husband was perplexed, “So why don’t you like going out at night?”

My neighbor, thought the misunderstood idiom by her Williamsburg raised husband was the cutest ever. I just thought it was hysterical in a laugh at you – not with you way.

It took every ounce of self control to not dissolve into howling laughter.


Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Humor, Jewish, Marriage


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6 responses to “Idiom = Idiot

  1. Rachelli D

    May 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    That is legit hysterical…
    If only all shidduch processes were so simplistic…

  2. tushy mushy

    May 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    ha! good for you, i would have laughed in her face 🙂

  3. Sun Inside Rain

    May 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Why would you laugh <at her husband? He never learned English properly so he misunderstood. Big deal. Maybe it’s funny as in cute funny but I don’t think he should be laughed at.

  4. %Shocked%

    May 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Ya, I’m with SIR on this one..

    Hysterical, yes. Idiotic, no..

    Even if he wouldn’t have been from Williamsburg it would still be cute funny and not idiotic funny. I’m sure there are plenty of idioms that you’ve never heard of that people in other places in America consider commonplace.

  5. TooYoungToTeach

    May 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    In all honesty, I think idiot is too harsh too, I consulted with my father, he didn’t think it was too bad, so i went with it, I just liked the way the title sounded. Bad call, Sorry.


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