Date:         Mon, 16 Sep 1996 03:50:29 -0400
From: Bayla Singer 
Subject:      WIDORH
To: Multiple recipients of list WORDS-L 

Saturday night the Rabbi began his sermon by recounting some conversations
he'd had with colleagues who give only two sermons during Rosh Hashanah,
rather than four (they speak at the morning services only, those two days;
he does both morning and evening).  He then said he'd surveyed a select
group from our own congregation, who insisted that he continue the four-
sermon tradition.

From my seat behind his lectern, I piped up "didn't ask ME."

He was stunned into dead silence for almost a whole minute, and finally
made a lame remark before continuing; you have to understand that this is
a fast- and smart-mouthed guy who's *never* at a loss!

You also have to understand that he's a practical joker.  He's gonna
*kill* me.

OTOH, I'm not sure how to interpret the fact that *no*one* in the
congregation made *any* comment to me about what I'd done!

--Bayla (usenet gate's constipated again; no messages in >24 hrs!)