It was my boss who pointed out that I should make sure to get to the kever of rebbe Meir Baal Haneis on his yartzeit. "He promised to intercede on behalf of those who daven at his kever...on his yartzeit especially! Your teffilos will really be answered!"
"Sounds nice," I agreed.
"I guess we'll be planning a wedding pretty soon," was her inference.
Her tone then went mournful. "And I will need to find someone to replace you."
I didn't like it. "Can I ask you a question?"
"How do you know what I'm davening for?" I inquired.
"We-ell," she started. "I just figured that your single, you must be looking to get married, it's a safe bet, isn't it?"
Somehow, I feel like she is invading my privacy. How is it her business? Would she have told someone who has been married for a number of years without children that they should now begin looking at maternity clothes?
Why is a single person considered a "community problem?" Heck, I don't get why it is considered a problem all together! But for real, how would you respond to a statement like that?
Oh, and FYI, I did daven at the kever of R' Meir Baal Haneis yesterday, on his yartzeit. (It was amazing, by the way.) If my boss is right, you'll all be hearing about an engagement pretty soon. ;-)
Oh, and Israel is awesome. I'd show off some pictures but the wifi here is so slow I can't upload anything. I'll post em when I find some decent wifi...