So yesterday, during the annual chometz sale (which in my opinion is a ferking joke anyway), I happened to bump into X. X has feverishly tried to convince us to send our oldest child to the haredi institution as opposed to the normal Jewish school we will send him to next year.
Some things he said:
“I know someone that I think you could talk to. His children also went to the haredi school and still found a job”.
I love the way how people use exceptions to prove their point. Especially since these kids happened to be geniuses and probably were able within no time to make up for what they missed.
Note that X is also a working man but he has been rather unsuccessful. Of course none of his children have a decent education and I am sure that if it weren’t for his wife teaching at the other school (!), the child allowance he receives for his army of kids and other tricky shtick he wouldn’t be able to make ends meet at all.
And why the F does he think I have a problem so that he is doing me a favor referring me to someone to speak to anyway?!
“You are playing with neshamos”
I told him we knew some fine people who had their kids in the non-haredi school and turned out fine. Of course he named one or two kids that went OTD and all I could do was secretly being jealous of the bright kids.
“Better a frum shnorrer than a frei bank manager”
Now this part was quite revealing. Here is an admission that staying within the haredi fold is more important than a child’s human dignity!
A poor man is considered to be like a dead man (Nedarim 64b)