Monday, February 4, 2013

The Perfect Score

Despite the fact that we invented monotheism, I don't consider Jews to be innovators. We are perfectors. 

We take a rough-edged idea and hammer out all the kinks, buff out the dents, and proudly present it to the world, gleaming and ready to rake it in

If we are able to do so with such regularity, we are not as immune to the world as we would like to think, both the good and bad.  

The world at large now has decided to analyze the minutiae of their dates' criteria, even going so far as to dump because of credit scores.

We complain (don't we?) how superficial our community has become, specifically "our." You know what? It's not just us. It's everyone

As for the New York area, how many people, gentile and Jew, come here to "find love"? There's 8 million people in this city. Where does one start?

How often does one go on a date and think, "Well, he's nice, but I'm sure there's someone out there who is even nicer and handsomer and two inches taller and with green eyes . . ." We meet with the expectation that the upgrade is coming up in the rear. 

Then there's question if one is "settling." What is settling, as opposed to having valid objections?

Credit scores aren't necessarily a true representation of one's financial history. I have never been in debt (thank the Good Lord) and I have good savings, but when I finally applied for a credit card in order to boost my credit score, no one wanted me. (Amazon took me in the end. I always was a good customer).

I can understand that in this economy people are being more pragmatic rather than romantic, but this is the death-knell of soulmate-ism. Fixing a bad credit score can be done with some planning. It's not like turning down someone for a trigger-happy temper. 

So cheer up, frummie singles. Our community is simply doing what it does best, which is copyright infringement. Instead of dooming ourselves, let us also do what we do best: Improve the situation. 

How? At least stop being obvious about one's superficial preferences. What happened to that great empty phrase, "good middos"?            

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