Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bursting the Happy-Bubble

I really think this older sister/aka red light/aka annoying/aka miss perfect of mine is really a blessing. Yes it is frustrating that I go to lechaims, vorts, showers and weddings and I am not even in shiduchim yet, but this sister of mine is really (unknowingly) helping me a lot. 

(scene: my house.)
[Phone rings]
My father: I am not getting it it's not for me.
My mother: I don't feel like getting up now. If they really need to reach me they can call my cellphone.
My 14 year old sister: Can someone run get the phone! It might be my best friend!
My 22 year old sister: IT'S NOT FUNNY!! It might be someone calling to redt a shiduch! Mommy, you HAVE to pick up!

Now, realize that 99 percent of the time the calls are not shiduch related. (Not such a big deal when you stop to consider that 96 percent of the calls to my house come from my little sister's best friend.) 
I am now talking about the one percent. The shiduch calls.

Nosey Shadchan: I am calling to redt a shiduch.
My mother: ok.....?
NS: for your daughter P (short for perfect).
My mother: oh.

And the conversation goes on. The point of this entire very long, drawn out post is that they are ALL for my sister P. But of course! Why would anyone be calling for SD? She is not in shiduchim yet! As soon as P gets engaged...the phones will be ringing off the hook for SD (something different). Ye right. 

So you see why it's good I have this older sister before me? I kinda dread the day my sister gets engaged. Then I will be getting the calls for me. But that's another depressing post...


Zeeskeit said...

IMHO - try to leave it to your parents to filter out the nonsense when you get there. DOn't let them fill you in on every crazy shidduch that gets redt. Let them tell you only about things that seem interesting....You'll save yourself a big headache!

But in the meantime, sit back and enjoy!

Something Different said...

zeeskeit, I'd love to do that but my parents take a really laid back aproach to shiduchim, and the (very few) calls usually come to me.
I've gotten over the isult though. It's just idiots. I'll write my feelings about all this one of these days.

anon#1 said...

Enjoy this break! I went through it too, and therefore had a chance to grow up a bit and figure out what my life's really about. Now I'm in it, and it's tough. Good luck!

Something Different said...

anon, what happens if I am more mature than my older sister??

anon#1 said...

Something Diff, I think that if you're more mature than your sister, it's probably because of all the things you've gone through and have had to deal with. It's prob'ly tough. I don't really have an answer for you. All I can say is: hang in there! As one of my bosses said to me today when I told him that one of his old patients got engaged, "Kid, hang in there! He's out there somewhere for you!"