All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Great Start To The New Year...NOT

Well, Rosh Hashanah is over and we had a lovely time. On both days, I helped to run the children's service. Yesterday, we had probably around eighty people in the room and it was a nightmare. The parents couldn't stop chatting whilst two of us were trying to run the service. I went in this morning, all flustered, with a mission to tell the parents that if they didn't shut up (or so to speak), I would stop the service...or if they wanted to talk, they could go out.

Fortunately though, I didn't have to make the address as far fewer parents showed up and the service was great. I blew the Shofar (the Ram's Horn) on both days, although I was happier with my performance this morning.

This afternoon, we were blessed with delightful guests who helped make the afternoon speed past.

So we had a great start to the New Year until....an almighty row with the wife spoiled it all, soon after the Festival had finished. I won't go into the gory details of the gargantuan disagreement, suffice to say that, as of writing, there is certainly very little peace in the Teacher's household. I sincerely hope this isn't a bad omen for the rest of the year, because if is, it's going to be a pretty crappy twelve months.

Going back to the positive however, the year did start off on a very positive note...

4 comments:

Yaakov Kirschen said...

shana tova
yaakov kirschen,
drybones

Braddas said...

It was the same in the main shul.

I've always find it a paradox that people who only come to shul 3 times a year don't enjoy the experience because its too busy, too much talking, not understanding the service, etc. etc. And because they don't enjoy the service, they don't come more often, and they remain within this 3 days a year cycle.

However, it couldn't be further from the truth. The childrens' service that we attend is usually very well behaved, and all the kids enjoy it tremendously (which is the main thing at this age).

Shana tova, and well over the fast.

As always... Rachael said...

No excuse for people disrepecting the guy in the front of the room trying to stay focused... and adults have less than no excuse - we know they know better!

Not happy to hear of te colossal disagreement with your wife. I wish you had posted the "gory" details so that I could throw my two cents in. I'm pretty wisdomous!

Obviously you think you are right, but my money's on Dana. A good, smart, secure woman is almost always right. But I can't confirm if you won't provide details.

Without details, I advise you to buy flowers, draw her a bath, put the girls to bed while Dana is relaxing, and make love. That fixes just about everything... or am I projecting my fantasies again?

Unrelated: I noticed you said "suffice to say" that how I say it. Others say "suffice IT to say". I looked it up and I think we're right, but others ASSURE me I am wrong. I also say "myriad problems," not "myriad OF problems." Any opinions, Teach?

The Teacher said...

Firstly, thanks to you all for your kind messages. May I wish you too a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

Rachael, I could go into the gory details but I'm not gonna, because it's too complicated but rest assured, we are now talking. As you know, married life has its ups and downs....I'm also quite stressed because I've got the Government Inspectors coming in next week and so we're all under pressure.

I've always gone for "suffice to say" but grammatically, you're probably right. It just sounds more natural to leave it out. Then again, I teach IT and not English!