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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

You’ve just been ousted as the mayor of Congregation Fill-in-the-Blank!

That was the subject heading of an email that I received on Saturday night.

Sorry for the bad news, but Plonit-bat-Plonit has just ousted you as mayor of Congregation Fill-in-the-Blank!
Don’t take it too hard – a few more check-ins and you could be back on top…

Good Luck!
– Your friends @ foursquare

But it’s not really bad news, foursquare friends. And I won’t be “back on top.” It is bittersweet, to be sure. But I am not meant to be the mayor any longer. Time for others to step into the roles that I once filled.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Shellie Halprin permalink
    Tuesday, 15 November 2011 7:17 pm

    So who’s the new mayor?

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 16 November 2011 5:35 pm

      One of the moms of the TGIS set 😉

  2. Wednesday, 16 November 2011 12:41 am

    If the e-mail you received was serious, I wish I knew who sent it. If it’s supposed to be funny, it isn’t. And if one has something to say, sending an anonymous e-mail is both childish and cowardly.


  3. Wednesday, 16 November 2011 9:47 am

    The person (or persons) who sent you this obnoxious email is mean spirited even if it was meant to be a joke. All of us need to just pause before we let our Yetzer Hara get the best of us. I am genuinely sad that this happened no matter what the intention.
    I and many others love you and miss you lots,

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 16 November 2011 5:38 pm

      @Sara and @Seporah1234 —

      This was not an obnoxious email. It was from FourSquare, which is a location-based social networking website. As I am no longer able to “check-in” to Cong. Fill-in-the-Blank, I was bound to be displaced as the “mayor” sooner or later.

      I miss you both and hope to see you when I am back on the bimah for “got Shabbat?” in February.

      • Wednesday, 16 November 2011 6:40 pm

        Oops! The thought occurred to me that perhaps there was more to the e-mail than what I was reading but I let my anger get the best of me and fired off my response before I thought it all the way through.
        I’m fiercely protective of my friends and tend to get extremely defensive if I believe they’ve been “attacked.” I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing… 🙂
        Looking forward to seeing you in February!

      • Wednesday, 16 November 2011 7:07 pm

        I’m so sorry I didn’t check my facts before posting my original comment. I didn’t pause, just as I accused someone else. I ask for your forgiveness and from the author of the original email.

  4. Wednesday, 16 November 2011 4:58 pm

    That’s just because you’re not here to check in daily, right? It’s certainly not because you’ve been forgotten.

  5. Frume Sarah permalink*
    Wednesday, 16 November 2011 5:39 pm

    Exactly. Although with the inauguration of the new shul website, it is as if I never existed. But that is all part of The Plan.

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