probably respond - "what do you mean"? and I would have to tell her that the company prides itself on a certain appearance in dress and how people are put together. I would use my best girlfriend tone said in a way that conveyed there is nothing wrong with the way she looks that a little attention could not fix…
would be there.
But for us, once the Hanukkah candles burned down,
There was nothing but boredom all over town.
The malls and the theaters were all closed up tight;
There weren't any concerts to go to that night.
A dance would have saved us, some ballroom or swing,
But we searched through the papers; there wasn't a thing.
Outside the window sat two feet of snow;
With the wind-chill, they said it was fifteen below.
And while all I could do was sit there and brood,
My girl saved the night and called out "CHINESE FOOD!"
So we ran to the closet, grabbed hats, mitts and boots
To cover out heads, our hands, and our foots.
We pulled on our jackets, all puffy with down.
And into the car bound for old Chinatown.
In search of a restaurant "Which one? Lets decide!"
We chose "Hunan Chozer," and ventured inside.
Around us sat other Jews, their platters piled high
With the finest of foods their money could buy
There was roast duck, fried fake squid - sweet, sour and spiced
Dried kosher beef and mixed veggies, lo mein and fried rice,
Whole fish and moo shu and "shrimp" chow mei fun,
And General Tso’s chicken – yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!
When at last we decided, and the waiter did call,
We said "Skip the menu!" and ordered it all.
And when in due time the food was all made,
It came to the table in a sort of parade.
Before us sat dim sum, spare ribs and egg rolls
And four different soups, in ornately huge bowls.
The courses kept coming, from spicy to mild,
And higher and higher toward the ceiling were piled.
So much piled up, one dish after the other,
My girlfriend and I couldn't see one another!
Now we sat there, we two, without proper utensils,
While they handed us something that looked like two pencils.
We ate till we couldn't and drank down our teas
And barely had room for our fortune cookies.
But my fortune was perfect; it summed up the mood
When it said "Even if it was kosher, it was still Chinese food!."
But my girlfriend, well - she got a real winner;
Her’s said "Your companion will pay for the dinner."
Our bellies were full and at last it was time
To travel back home and write some bad rhyme
Of our Chinatown trek (and to privately speak
About trying to refine our chopstick technique).
The MSG spun round and round in our heads,
As we tripped and we laughed and gaily we said,
As we carried our leftovers home through the night
"Good Yom Tov to all and to all a Good Night!"
Happy Holidays all - Steve…
Added by Steve Levy at 7:50am on December 20, 2008
t essential, just remember to look at her, nod your head and at regular intervals say "Uh huh," "Really?" and "I told you that bitch was crazy." That last response might seem overspecialized, but, Rock insists, no matter what a woman does for a living there's always another woman at work who she's convinced is trying to ruin her life.…
ter of degree, not kind. It starts with a stereotype that leads to justifying degradation of the subject. The persecutor often does not even realize what has happened. Look up Zimbardo to see how easy it is; it was his girlfriend that was appalled at what had happened.
To the person denied a job because they are "too old", "too experienced", or don't meet some non job related requirement it is an assault on their person. They can't make a livelihood, support their family, keep the house. After it happens a few times they feel worthless in the eyes of society, and in their own eyes too.
There but for the grace of God go we all.…
ave shaped my thinking on this. Nonetheless, I've never had anyone get angry at me for asking for a resume, that I can recall, and no one in my office could think of an example either... average years of experience at my firm is about 25 years, and we have multiple recruiters who have closed deals with fees well in excess of $100,000. So, while I agree that it's quite an interesting discussion, I think I have to agree to disagree about the conclusion. This is the kind of topic everyone gets interested in, though. Well done!…
ts. hopefully dealing with adversity gives us a chance to put things in perspective for the remainder of our lives. i know it did that for me. it started with me getting back from a vacation in india, getting laid off the next day, getting nowhere with a job search for the next several months, then getting hired in a temp role for a few weeks. i decided i had to stop waiting for the perfect circumstances and proposed to my girlfriend. we've been married 3 months and i'm a couple of months into a new job that i love! happy holidays and may we all have a fantastic 2010!…
foxtrot around the ballroom (among all the other dances I was trained in). I got to compete with my students and watch people evolve and grow as a dancer, and best of all, my life was surrounded by sparkles and glitter and shiny disco balls. I learned a life long skill that people pay THOUSANDS of dollars to learn, I made some amazing friendships, and I met my current girlfriend of 4 years (granted, dating her was what got me fired. Oops!) …
friend knew someone. Met at an activity gathering like a ski club or Church/Temple event. Maybe met in a Facebook blog/group page. Perhaps an old girlfriend knew someone.
I met mine through a "cold call." Saw a couple of attractive women at a 'Happy Hours'--remember back in the 80's when they existed? Struck up a conversation with one. And celebrated our 30th Anniversary a week ago today.
Having been fixed up and met women by happenstance, there really is no superior way. The girl you meet on your own could well be better than anyone you're introduced to.
I found that out the "cold" (hard) way.…