From the #8 bus just a few minutes ago….
In one seat, a religious woman praying from her little book.
In the next, some dumb oleh reading this.
Welcome to Israel! AWKWAAAAAARD!!!!!!! At one point, he turned the printed pages towards him a little bit, just in case she became curious. So my loyal religious readers, what are tehillim (the Book of Psalms)? Do people read from this every morning? I read “Angels and Demons” twice in five years and that was enough. Is it Choose Your Own Adventure-style where there’s a different ending every time?
(Remember those books, Americans? They were AWESOME! Holy shnitzel, look how many there are now. Did anyone ever make Israeli Choose Your Own Adventures?* “Escape from Miluim**!” To report to your base with other balding 37 year-olds, turn to page 45. To not answer your phone and feign ignorance, turn to page 85. Someone should totally do this. Any ideas?)
By the way, I check the NYTimes Sunday Magazine every week as the cover story is often pretty interesting. Good thing there were no pictures this week.
*I forgot that I’ve written about this once before. I think I need an intern.