Every once in a while Ma succumbs to temptation and finds herself calling a shadchan. Rarely has it proved to be worth the effort.
Sitting with a woman who recently married off her 32-year-old daughter, Ma was recommended a "shadchan" whom she happened to know of already. What could it hurt calling up an old acquaintance? At her request I googled the lady's home number.
"I don't do typical Lakewood boys or modern."
"And if you have a television, you are modern."
"Well, she does watch tv."
"I don't care what else you do, you can scuba-dive, but I do not deal with anyone who watches television."
"Who do you deal with?"
"I strictly set up Michlala girls with baal teshuva boys."
Opting not to inform this woman that I did not attend seminary at all, Ma cheerfully said thank you very much and hung up the phone.
It's nice to be right.