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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Something to think about - Do you know what Chutzpah means?

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance; it's Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, "no other word and no other language" can do it justice. This example is better than 1,000 words. Read the story below the picture and then you will understand.

THE ESSENCE OF CHUTZPAH...


A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each. Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel.

This went on for more than 3 years. The two of them never spoke.

One day, as the young man passed the old lady's stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him. Without blinking an eye she said: "They're 35 cents now."

Love,

Chatty

22 comments:

Jo said...

Yeah, I was back to Jax for Dr appointment yesterday and came bsck by Kroger and I was,
"CHUTZPAH", "WOW", prices have all went up!..I was "chutzed",hehehe
~JO
Lazy on Loblolly

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie this made me Laugh out loud! Funny!!! Happy Saturday. love ya, Linda

Michaele said...

hahahaha

Rae said...

Wonder if he ever stopped by again. You aren't kidding - she sure had a bunch of chutzpah.

Melanie said...

That is so funny!! I'll have to remember that word!
Have a great weekend! :)

Sandra said...

well she certainly had CHUTZPAH and it is funny. there are a lot of people that would do that for real. i have CHUTZPAH sometimes, depending on what it is. sometimes i have to much and blurt out what i think when i should have stayed mute

Kim said...

I love that story. I want to be just like her! Lol

Debbie said...

This post made me lean backwards in the chair and laugh out loud.
I love a post like that.

I'm still smiling.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...That was SO FUNNY. That little old lady made me think of me, at her age. Maybe I'll be out on the street corner, selling prezels. But I'll charge 50 cents each! Ha! Susan

Doris Sturm said...

That's cute - like he was feeding his invisible rabbit what's-his-name?

Hope you're doing well, Sandie, I had my first salad today from my home grown lettuce...that didn't take long!

Have a wonderful weekend - I'm crocheting ;-)

Ginny said...

LOVE it!!!! I know the word, but not how to pronounce it, or else I'd use it more. Is the C pronounced like an H?

Thisisme. said...

Hee Hee! That was a good one, Chatty! Wonder if the young man ever passed by again though!!!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

That's a good one! lol

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! That cracks me up!! Chutzpah!

That corgi :) said...

Loved your definition of it, Sandie. I am trying to wrack my brain to see if I know anyone that would have that much Chutzpah :)

hope you had a great time tonight!! I bet it was fun!!!!

betty

Sandy said...

wow, that is funny.. and love the photo you chose to illustrate it...ha!

Love your blog too

Shanae Branham said...

What a fun word! I miss hearing from you.

Sharon Kirby said...

Love it! Yes, I've always liked the word "chutzpah" - like to think that I have some, too!

In fact, I know I have some - yes I do. And I'll take on anyone who says I don't have it. (Did it show some "chutzpah" to be that bold????)

;)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

we never heard of that word.. now we know!
love
tweedles

FishHawk said...

Remind you of anyone?

Granny Annie said...

I was stunned and then I laughed. Yep, that's Chutzpah:)

Carol said...

Laughing out LOUD!