Solely In Black and White: Bartender: I’ll have a shot of Jaded, on the rocks, and slightly “stirred.”

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bartender: I’ll have a shot of Jaded, on the rocks, and slightly “stirred.”

A friendly associate recently walked over to me and gingerly asked “How goes the shidduchim?” With absolutely no humor in my expression I replied “is that a rhetorical question?” Whoops, wrong answer…Let’s just say they didn’t cherish my response. ;) I knew I should have just said “fine”!

Uh-oh, does this mean I am Jaded?

8 comments:

  1. Ugh, I hate when people ask that Q. Or..."so how's your dating life?" with a sneaky little smile.

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  2. Or "what's going on? No, really what's going on???" Leave me alone!!!

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  3. No, doesn't mean you're jaded (if that's the only proof that you might be), just means you live in reality.

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  4. Really? How do you know? :-p
    Seriously, is there a litmus test for Jadedness?

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  5. Do you feel like you are? It's like being a pessimist versus a realist. How do you know? Check out this post by bad4: http://badforshidduchim.wordpress.com/?s=jaded I'm sure she can work up a litmus test for you :-) I think it's when every time you hear a name, you automatically assume that there's something wrong and it's not going to work out. :-(

    But really, this story doesn't prove anything about jadedness. Who enjoys being in shidduchim?

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  6. Although I am a realist, I think I sometimes feel jaded, but that may just be frustration. Ergo, by your definition I would not be truly jaded. Yeah I wonder what she would come up with too. Actually, I know a few peculiar individuals who actually enjoy it. Now that is strange!

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  7. Then again, she's still relatively young. The litmus test of a 24 year old and the litmus test of a 30 year old will be different. There are madreigos in these things. People who enjoy it??? Are they young guys who are just happy they're finally allowed to talk to girls? Or is that they enjoy the chase? Explain this one to me!

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  8. Both. Some seem to enjoy the novelty of talking to girls while other enjoy “playing the field.” I don’t know too many people like this so I can’t really answer that with true alacrity.

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