Sunday, October 29, 2006


For those of you who have heard this before, please bear with me.

Hymie hasn't been feeling well and goes to see his doctor.
When he returns home, his wife Minnie asks:
'Nu what did he say?'
Hymie:'He says I've got a flukky.'
Minnie:'A what?'
Hymie:'A flukky.'
Minnie:'So what exactly is a flukky?'
Hymie:'I don't know.'
Minnie:'Don't worry, I'll go next door and ask Sadie. That yenteh knows everything.

Minnie goes next door and asks Sadie:
'My Hymie just got back from the doctor and he's got a flukky. You know maybe what's a flukky?'
Sadie:'Of course! Everyone in the old country had a flukky. Tell Hymie to eat prunes and in no time he'll feel like a million bucks.'

Minnie goes back and tells Hymie.

Two weeks go by and Hymie doesn't feel any better. As a matter of fact on top of everything else, now he has gas from all the prunes.

Minnie goes to her other nextdorikeh Fannie and tells her what the doctor told her Hymie.
Fannie said,'Oy, oy ,oy! A flukky? Tell him to put on hot compresses. That's what we always did for a flukky.'

Minnie goes back and tells Hymie.

Another two weeks go by and Hymie is a mess. Between the prunes and the hot compresses he doesn't have a life.

Finally, not being able to stand it any more, Minnie calls the doctor.
Minnie:'Dr.Katz, could you please tell me what's wrong with my Hymie?'
Dr. Katz:'Why nothing's wrong with your husband. All his tests came back fine. As a matter of fact, I told him he got off lucky.'

With all that is going on in the world today, sometimes it's really hard to see the glass half full.

Evil walks the planet...anti semitisim is beyond the danger warming is endangering the earth...and if that isn't enough, some meshuggeneh comet is heading in our direction.

'Yu-hu, Mr.God, I know You have a plan, but I was wondering if You could give me a couple of hints that the good guys are going to win this one. Take a second from Your busy schedule and give me a sign. Doesn't have to be earth-shattering. Just a little simman. Thanks God, Yours truely, Marallyn'

And then I thought:

It has been a month since the place where I had been working went out of business, and in those four weeks I have discovered how absolutely happy I am to be off that merry-go-round of working a zillion hours, six days a week.

Instead, I am teaching a couple of students...I am back writing...and I have my life back. Tfu tfu tfu!

I am so very very grateful. See, I got a flukky! Thanks God!

If you got a flukky, I'd love to hear about it.

Shavuah tov.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.


At 3:43 AM, Blogger Val said...

You know, I must tell you that your blog brings a smile to my face every time I stop by. Thanks for that!
For all the things that may annoy me in my life at times, I can honestly look around me and say how 'aflukky' I am!
Thanks for providing me another reminder!
Stay safe.

At 4:20 AM, Blogger Leann said...

I have had a year of some very weird things going on.frist my hubby left me and went back to his mom and dads.he had a break down and had been on meds for over a year.well I didn,t hear from him for over 6 months,then out of the blue he called and acted like nothing had happened and he said he was wondering how I was?so I talked with him.then it was a long time again before he called.then he would call and we talked every day.then one day he said he loved me and wanted to come I thought God had done a great work and was bringing him home .so I said you can come home to test things out for the 4 day weekend.well it snow balled and he just moved in.but things were not better but much weirder!!! and honey that is a under statement.he stayed one month and i had to tell him to leave cause he wouldn,t take his pills and he was driving me up the walls.I had prayed and prayed about it and felt it was best he left before some thing happened.the minute he left peace came back to my home.I know I made the right choice.I care for him and wish him well.but its plain we do not belong I believe the Lord let him come back to let me see as the hubby is now its not good to be with him.that is for lack of a better word my flukky.if the Lord had not showed me the truth I would have been wondering if we should still be together.but it is clear its I started my new life today on my birthday.Gods blessings.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

wow leann what a story!!! and i think you really got a flukky...bless you my friend for seeing the glass half full...not easy...and God does love you...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!may this year bring you every joy that you would wish for yourself and then a little more...go eat something outrageously fattening and take a bite for me :)...stay safe and thank you so much for sharing...

At 8:09 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

HIIIIIIIII val...what a nice thing to say...thank you so very much...i feel the same way when i come to visit your blog...good to have a flukky, no??? stay safe and have a wonderful day

At 10:57 PM, Blogger cheated are the clouds said...

Ok I just had to laugh, I have gotten off flukky many times and have been confused over it, just like the guy in the story, but it may just be a canadian thing, nice

At 12:44 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

That was cute.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hey jack :)))

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marallyn,

I really need to get a blog so that I no longer have to be anonymous. I am still thinking about my three wishes, can't seem to get over the first paragraph of "Naked" and YES the good guys win...silly...

So it sounds like your good and that is good news. You be thankful you don't have to work 6 days a week. So you are tuitoring children? That must be very rewarding work.

I've come close to quitting my job more than once mainly due to stress. I miss the days of being a homemaker. I miss the freedom. I knew what I had when I had it and was very thankful for it.

These days I think it would be nice to have the best of both worlds. Working from home would suit me just fine.

How's that book coming along? I can't seem to start mine. Oh, i've got lots of content, but its that first paragraph that's got me stumped. I learned that I should never come up with the title first because then I won't come up with the content. Kinda like my song "Nakey in the Lakey" never could get those lyrics down. LoL

Is there any new news regarding Noah? How are her parents holding up? I continue to pray for them all.

I try to keep up with all that is going on over there and throughout the world. It's a crazy place the planet earth....

shavuah tov


At 8:58 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiiiiiiii shira...loved the title nakey in the day i'll write a book called...why me God?...

At 9:49 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

HI cheated!!! can't take a flukky for granted...being confused can't be just a canadian thing...have you seen our government lately??? stay safe my friend and thanks for dropping in

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Mama Wombat said...

It's all about attitude!!

At 11:46 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

you got that right...half full works all the time...shabbat shalom...see you soon kishkashta...yahooooo...stay safe


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