Tuesday, March 6, 2007

my Purim in flatbush recap.

So Purim went without a hoot in good ole Brooklyn, well sorta. No one harassed me for money, and i didn't get stuck in much traffic in flatbush . Well that can be also, because i hardly left my house during the day. That is my new solution to a stress less Purim; don't put yourself into a situation where a stressful situation may occur. I have also eliminated the mishloach manos contest, who can give the most to most people. Recently, i made a deal with all my friends, i don't give you and you dont give me and we'll call it a day. I just give the minimum amount for the mitzva and thats it. I made a quick stop on Purim for 20 minutes and that was all.
I also decided not to get drunk on Purim day, after some experiences of getting way sick from drinking too much wine. I did however drank some the night before, but it was all on mixed vodka drinks, where you dont get sick and vomit, like you would on wine. There was a funny instance which happened in the morning during laining, where the gabai of landaus shul started yelling at some random boro parker who began selling aliyahs. there was some pushing and shoving during the after affect. But eventually shul ended, and i was able to go back to my stress free day of Purim.


Annie said...

NSF- Sounds like you had a great time on Purim. The deal you made with your friends re: mishloach manot makes a lot of sense, but I can't say that I don't enjoy the huge pile of cookies/candy/brownies/etc on my dining room table.

Also: mixed vodka drinks make me sick like nobody's business, so any drinking Purim night would have been greatly detrimental to a) hearing megillah again, and b) introducing my significant other to my parents.

Sholom said...

If nobody harassed you for money, you were unable to fulfill the Mitzva of Matanot La'evyonim.
I know a pauper who walked around Flatbush asking Jews for money, he got a total of three dollars and a pocketful of spange.

Cheap fucking kikes.

frumhouse said...

I love the deal about not exchanging mishloach manos. We do that with our close friends. I think it would sound mean to say to someone I don't know as well, but actually it is the ultimate kindness not to give me more chametz to clean up before Pesach!

Notsofrummie said...

annie- i didnt know you went to vegas for purim, although would be funny if that actually happened.
Sholom- FYI i was mekayem the mitzva, and i gave as much as i can afford to give. i was referring to those 17 year old drunk snotty kids who have no clue where the money they collect is going to while acting like a complete asshole.
Frumhouse - so as long as you have in mind the reason your not giving food to them is for their own good and easier to clean in the long run - lol. i like that one

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Happy you had a great Purim sorry about the stress afterwards, you can never run away it always gets you at some point. Oh well that's life lol.

Sholom said...

Oh, those kids.

Technically, the Mitzva of Matanot La'evyonim is not fulfilled by contributing to Shuls, Yeshivas, or institutional organizations; even those organizations which are dedicated to "helping the poor" (and earning a fat wad of cash on the side for the board of directors); the Mitzva is fulfilled in the form of literal donations into the hands of the actual paupers themselves.

Still Wonderin' said...

"I know a pauper who walked around Flatbush asking Jews for money, he got a total of three dollars and a pocketful of spange."

It is a shame that the good hearted genorosity of Jews, coupled with the need to give tzedaka on Purim to the deserving, has been hijacked by truckloads of irritating, manipulative teenagers hired by mosdos to collect the ungodly amounts of money it takes to support the ungodly amount of money it costs to collect money.

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