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No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:37 pm

Come on guys- you can't leave it to the one (I think) Jewish guy on the the forums to start this thread-- unless I missed it-- so here's some of this year's trials and tribulations for one in the religious minority teaching high school--

every year I get the usual questions-- You really don't celebrate Christmas? You don't have a tree? You don't put lights up on your house? These are usually followed by questions about what I do on Christmas. I answer them- we have fun (mostly because I'm a smartass)

I say things like-- "You guys have some great holiday traditions-- let's see- take a dead, dried up tree in your house and string it up with 220-volts, then light some candles. Oh, silly christians." They like that one. One year, a completely ignorant child, upon hearing me tell my students I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Hannukah instead, announced, "Oh, your Hannukan?" That was funny. There have been others, but the banter is really a lot of fun-- this year, they really fed off of it--

One girl came into class and offered me a holiday cookie, but said, "You should take a christmas tree cookie, it will fill that empty space in your heart." I laughed, then told her I'd be grading her test in about 40 minutes.

Another continued with the Jewish questions and asked if my wife was Jewish too. I told her yes- she said,"Awww, that's so cute, now you can be Jewish together." I looked at her, walked out of the room for 10 seconds, walked back in, laughed, looked at her and said, "You're an idiot." We all cracked up and then went on with the lesson.

I swear I've gotta write a book.

On that note- I hope everyone has a peaceful and relaxing Christmas (or whatever else you might celebrate) and a Happy New Year-- we're leaving for Disney World tomorrow!
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Juanmoretime » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:52 pm

Well now that it's really the day. A Merry Christmas to all!

Mdeth, Great story!
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby FAQinc » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:11 pm

Happy Jesus day fellas, or as Adrian Brody once said Happy Chrisnukah!

Great story mdeth1313 I thought you would've gone down the we get more presents route ;)

So if you and your wife are Jewish what are your kids then? :P
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:19 pm

FAQinc wrote:So if you and your wife are Jewish what are your kids then? :P



MONSTERS! (at least my son is).
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Fuchs » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:20 pm

mdeth1313 wrote:...,"Awww, that's so cute, now you can be Jewish together."...



hahaha this is fun! :grin:

Happy Holiday to you all...
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby über-goober » Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:33 pm

I always thought this would look good parked outside a synagogue: :D

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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:29 pm

Christmas has happened? I didn't get the memo!! :grin:

mdeth1313 wrote:every year I get the usual questions-- You really don't celebrate Christmas? You don't have a tree? You don't put lights up on your house?


Funnily enough I get exactly the same questions and I'm not Jewish! I just get called "humbug" :D

All the best to everyone for the new year and the rest of 2011 :wink:
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby j0m » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:59 pm

Happy new year everyone!
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Thomskie » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:12 pm

Yep, merry christmas and a happy new year to all of you.
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby dunlinii » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:05 pm

Indeed. Happy New Year.
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Boonen » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:11 pm

Happy New Year all, hope you'll all have a grand one! :D
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Mike K. » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:01 pm

Kudos to you mdeth for having the tolerance to work with a classroom of children on a weekly basis!

A fulfilling New Year of buying and riding to all!
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Re: No one did the Merry Christmas Thread?

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:19 am

All the best for 2011, everyone!
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