Friday, October 26, 2012

Picky Picky

"He said yes, and you know, he's very picky, so blah blah blah . . ." 

The rest of her conversation layered it on that I should be so flattered that I should agree to a date right then and there.  

"OK, I'll call you back." 

"But—but—he's picky!" 

Why do shadchanim find it a compliment to tell me that the guy is "picky"? That this modest gal passed his criteria with flying colors?

For a girl to be "picky" is flaw of the highest caliber; why would a shadchan glowingly inform me that he has deigned to treat me to coffee?  

"Oh, my goodness gracious, he's picky? And he wants to go out with little-old-me? I do declare, I may faint clear away! Someone catch me!"
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zVoCuIn_z64/SkorIwZlY9I/AAAAAAAAAis/ObNw1MIrk4g/s320/fainting+woman.jpg
Just for clarification: yes, that was sarcasm.

7 comments:

Wondering Minds said...

If it's sarcasm, I think you should use the sarcasm tilde's :)

http://wonder1ngm1nds.blogspot.com/2012/10/sarcasm-by-design.html

Princess Lea said...

I'm not sure if that's going to catch on the way you hope, but you can try! :)

aminspiration said...

That is exactly how i feel.
the sarcasm was blatantly clear

Wondering Minds said...

Who did you have to piss off to get that much spam?! :)

Garnel Ironheart said...

Well you could always bring that attitude to the date.
"Well my gosh and goodness, you should know I'm, like, soooooooo flattered that a discerning man like you would, like, want to, like, met a humble girl like, like, me. I guess I don't have to worry about, like, my credit rating, like, okay?"

FrumGeek said...

I actually burst out laughing while reading that southern bit at the end :)

Princess Lea said...

Funnily enough, I actually have to work on my credit rating . . .