Friday, January 29, 2010

overheard on magazine street

Older woman: "Excuse me, miss?"
Younger woman: "Yes Ma'am?"
Older woman: "Your veil, your burqa is very beautiful. I didn't know your people were allowed to wear it in bright colors."
Younger woman: "Oh... It's not a burqa, it's a poncho. I'm Jewish. It's for the rain. I got it at TJ Maxx."
Older Woman: "Well it's still lovely... I have been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC..."
Younger Woman: "That's nice.
Older Woman: "I just want to say, I think you people are great... sorry about all that unpleasantness during the war and all..."
Younger Woman: "Um, thanks."