It’s really a wonder that I’ve been able to pursue higher education given my natural tendancy towards sheer ditziness.
Case in point:
A couple in their 70’s approached our information booth at yesterday’s Israel Expo. After chatting with them for a few moments, it was clear that they wanted to receive regular information about upcoming events. The woman asked if she could give me her business card. While she was digging around in her purse, the husband posed a question.
Man: May I have a kiss?
Sounds weird, right? Except I cannot count the number of times men, typically older men, comment that they’ve never had a kiss from a lady rabbi. It’s a generational thing and the comments don’t really bother me.
Not wanting to appear unfriendly or prudish, I leaned in and gave a soft kiss on his cheek.
Man (gesturing to the bowl on the table): Um…I meant a chocolate.