Saturday, February 13, 2010

No matter how many times i explain the shidduch system to my non-Jewish classmates, they still don't get it.

I've known Erin for about a year. i took Microbiology and two nursing classes with her. i explained the way Orthodox Jews date and get married, and although she found it bizarre, she got the hang of it. or so i thought.

then i got engaged.

and she said "so like, did you go out with him or your parents just told him you're marrying him?"

i don't think she'll ever get it.

10 comments:

ms said...

hmmm quite subtle but MAZAL TOV!!!!!!

- from a troll who has you on google reader for quite a while and never got around to commenting but now has an excuse :)

Something Different said...

So THIS is the grand announcement I was waiting for?

Lol.

Anonymous said...

Mazol Tov!!! I love your blogs and i am so happy for you! I hope you keep up with the blog even when you are frum (newly married) college girl!

harry-er than them all said...

mazal tov...very sneaky way to stick that info in.

tembow said...

yeah, that was quite subtle :)

good thing i knew already otherwise i might have by mistake skipped over that line while skimming your post!

MAK said...

MAZAL TOV!!! Very subtle way of putting it, and I applaud your sneakiness :) Yeah, trying to explain it to non-religious classmates is next to impossible. At least you won't have to do that anymore...unless they ask you "So how did you meet?"

stam[azoid] said...

Mazel tov!!! I thought maybe I missed a post or something but realized this was your sneaky way of breaking the news to us :)

Shades of Grey said...

Mazal Tov! Subtle, indeed.

Having had some significant experience in a secular, co-ed academic environment, I can definitely relate to non-Jews "not getting" certain things about Judaism.

One of my friends here at YU had an interesting conversation with his honors chemistry teacher, who overheard the guys talking about shidduchim. She mentioned that if they thought they had it bad, she was actually part of an arranged marriage (she's from India) and knew her husband for all of a week before they got married and thereafter wnet to the United States to start off their married life.

nmf #7 said...

Wow, Mazel Tov!

Single on the Scene said...

MAZEL TOV! so-err...DID you actually meet him??? hehe