Monday, November 30, 2009

Wise Woman-1 PS-0

(Firstly, a note. The following woman's name is not actually Mrs. Huffenmyer, but that's my family's generic name for a person who's real name we can't mention - read: guys/girls family members date - and obviously I can't mention her real name, which is definitely rather unusual.)

A professional shadchan called a woman I know, Mrs. Huffenmyer. She launched right into it:

"With a name like Huffenmyer, you'll have to compromise on something for your daughter's shidduch. What will you give up on?"

Mrs Huffenmyer, a very wise woman, answered this Professional Shadchan without missing a beat. "I guess we'll have to give up on the privilage of having you as my daughter's shadchan."

Don't you just love a wise mother?

8 comments:

G6 said...

This is a new one for me!
The girl's last name, which will be CHANGED ANYWAY is an issue??!?
Great answer though....

itsagift said...

What a great answer! I love people who are so "on the ball" and able to give answers like that so quickly!

badforshidduchim said...

Why would the girl's last name be a problem?!

Something Different said...

IAG- Yeah, she's good that way. I keep hoping it will rub off on me, but so far, no luck.

G6 and B4- yeah, I can see how a really REALLY bizzare last name for a guy might make a girl a little hesitant, cuz girls generally take those last names. I really don't know what this PS was aiming at, other than maybe the Nasty Shadchan of the Year Award. Or perhaps she views people in shidduchim like cattle needing to be traded. Each little factor is something that needs to be weighed and measured and carefully thought out. Or maybe she was just trying to push a guy with some serious "strike" and wanted to make sure that Mrs Huffenmyer realized that she can't be choosy....

sporadicintelligence said...

Ye, I thought the same thing as g6 and Bad4

...anyway, my father works in printing, so years ago,a girl walks in to print her wedding invitation. She says the name, and my father goes, "Woah, I'm sure you're glad to be getting rid of that name"

she smmiled politely and responed, "Actually, I'm marrying it"

Long story short, they moved next door and we became close family friends, even after the botched intro :)

Bz said...

you know.. .maybe we should make some kind of "ratemyshadchan" site so you could research your shadchan before entrusting them with choosing your lifelong roomate. Maybe ratemyprofessor will let us use their system as a foundation for ours... :-)

Single on the Scene said...

BZ-LUV that idea, altho I won't have THAT many with a rating of 5 stars!
BOSD-GOOD for the girl's mom! It's about time our mom's start speaking up. Shadchanim usually downgrade the girls and upgrade the boys to firstclass standard! Finally-the shadchan got told off. Highly doubt she'll be making that comment again anytime soon.

Something Different said...

SI- Ouch, that must have been awkward for your father. At least it ended well!

BZ- Go ahead, tho I doubt people would have much to say about the shadchanim that would fall into the "nice" or even "ok" category.

SOS- Yeah, its ridiculous. And you just gave me a post idea, many thanks.