Wednesday, July 1, 2015

When You Choose to Laugh

I received this via Twitter (through a series of tweets) from a man in India, someone who cared enough to make sure I wasn't insulted when a fellow countryman suggested I take my son out of a school that had been attacked by the Arabs and put him some place safer.

Before I got a chance to explain why I wouldn't do this, this man from India jumped in:

"Bandhu, she is from Israel," he wrote to the other person, "no way you can blame them. There is a reason. Pls delete your tweet. Not in good taste to an Israeli Mom."

He also sent me this picture. The first person apologized and said he hoped that he did not offend me. I answered immediately that it was fine and agreed that India and Israel share a special bond.

And then the second man sent me this wonderful joke... 
Boarding planes in Israel!
 
The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray, but detonate any explosive device you have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will eliminate the costs of long expensive trials. 

You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.

Shortly thereafter, an announcement: 

"Attention to all standby passengers,
El Al is pleased to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom"  

It took me a second to get it...and then I smiled. Get it? Did you smile? 

3 comments:

Shirl in Oz said...

You gave me a laugh which I thank you for Paula in the midst of what I am going through with my husband.

Thank you. I love it.

Paula R. Stern said...

Shirl in Oz - I'm so glad I made you laugh...after I "got it"...I was surprised how long it took me...I'm sorry you're going through a rough time...if you need anything, if I can help...contact me and let me know. Even if it's just someone to talk to...

Shirl in Oz said...

Thanks Paula. Your kindness and thoughtfullness is appreciated. Very much.

I think I can now see some daylight but it's expensive. Too long to go into. Lou is set for spinal surgery on Aug 21. Because of pain, he has been unable to do anything much for ages and the muscles in his legs have shrunk and he'll need a very long course of physiotherapy.
Long story. I don't want to crowd your Blog with it all. When I get a chance I'll drop you a line.

Shavua Tov

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