Jewish Women Are Crazy

“You know Jewish women are crazy?” my friend Rita said to me recently. We were standing in the aisle of the supermarket with loaded down carts each.  I gave Rita a questioning look.  I never thought I was crazy but Rita persisted. “I bet you are shopping for some big family get together, aren’t you?” she said eyeing my bulging cart. I hemmed and hawed because I was planning a summer get together. “And I bet you also worked at least a few hours today…” Well I did have some deadlines to meet, I thought honestly. “The boys are on vacation, right? Did you take them somewhere today? To a pool, a park, the beach?” I thought in my mind that I had driven the boys to the pool but they would take the bus home.  The only problem was that my second youngest son had hurt his foot and wasn’t interested in being in a pool and so he was boooored.  After too many phone calls, I found an equally bored friend who was home.  I dropped my half of the boring duo off while I did the shopping.  I would then go home and set things up for the get-together.  It’s not meant to be fancy; just fruit, cake and snacks. Rita wasn’t giving up.  “Have you started with the school supply shopping yet? And what about...

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