Sunday, February 11, 2007


Have you ever noticed how people love to kvetch, but when it comes to saying something nice, the cat got their tongue?

My friend A. may be losing her job because some guys didn't like the way she said howdy to them. Just a handful of people. But where are the gzillions of other folk who loved her happy face with they walked into the building and greeted them? Those guys took her niceness for granted and left the big boss only knowing the compaints of a few.

Bubbie Channah says that I am the friendliest person in Jerusalem. Well, why the hell not? What does it cost to say 'thank you' or 'nice to see you' or 'have a great day'? Sometimes all people have to offer is a service and a kind word can go a long way, don't you think?

I hope A. doesn't lose her job. She was good at it and loved it. And I hope if you have a chance to say something nice to someone you will.

Besides, smiling and laughing keep you young. Frowning and kvetching put inches on your hips. Trust me...have I ever lied to you before?

p.s. thanks maesh for the title :)))

A sweet shavuah tov to you all.

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


At 3:53 PM, Blogger Vicky said...

I think I understand the word "kvetch" all right. And sadly, it is so true. At work we communicate through TONS of Email. I try to remember that it is another person on the 'inside of my computer', and it's amazing how a little "thank you" for a job well done will turn an invisible Email contact into a real person who is so thankful for being appreciated for the job they do.

Have a most especially wonderful day. P.S. With my youngest (Miss Qtip), it was carpet strings up the nose. LOL

At 4:20 PM, Blogger torontopearl said...

I'm with you, Marallyn.

Although I can be shy, I am very friendly. Friendliness can make for a wonderful ice breaker, too.

And I'm of the belief that one ought to share compliments with people...even strangers in an elevator. If I like something about a person -- whether their look, their actions, their words -- I make it a point to let them know. It can help make their day.Doing so helps make mine too!

I can tell by the way you write just how friendly you Jerusalem and in the blogosphere. A most admirable trait indeed.

At 7:08 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom vicky...oyoyoyoyoy...i agree...a little nice word seems to go a very long way...hope you're having a wonderful day...thanks for dropping in

pearl...thank you sooooooooo absolutely lovely of you to say so...although i am far from shy i do tread softly until i know i'm on solid ground...hahahaha

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous sydonia said...

Good luck to "A." !!
If her employer has any good sense her job will be secure. Unfortunately, there are many excellent people who are not appropriately recognized.
My confidence is always in the best sufacing at the right time and I know "A." has made a difference in many lives, already.
It's always difficult to wait for, and then identify, the deserveed reward.
Ditto to you, too, my dear friend.
Still waiting, myself :))

At 9:49 PM, Anonymous John said...

Tell A. that if she loses her job... well, she'll get another one even better. And the best revenge?

Let the kvetchers live with themselves.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

hiiiiiiiiiiii your new tea table...and love you...thanks for dropping in and for...and yup i'm still rooting for the good guys

john's the last laugh that counts, right????

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Leann said...

if she loses her job God will give her a much better one.He dont like His kids working with jurks anymore then we want our kids working for {a
holes} if you get my drift.a smile goes a long way,a friendly saying makes the day,a hand shake brightens the day,a joke cheers the day.but a annal jurk sours the day and they should fire them.sorry I got up on the wrong side of stupid people today so forgive me.I get so mad at people who have to get on someone elses case because they are nice!!!its like when Hubby said "God bless you" to people who werent sneezing.the store had a hissy fit.and said you cant say that!! I would have said no Ill say it if I want to.its my way of blessing others.but hubby was afaird they would kick him out.well we fixed them.he told me and I get alittle upity if you get my I got Him the three biggest crosses I could find.and every time he was asked about his crosses he was able to give his whole testimony.dont mess with a believer she will out smart you!!!they couldnt do anything cause the people asked.dont ya just love it.and aint I a little meany.I just love to out smart the devil.God bless you girl.and shalom from this neck of the woods.

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Chavah said...

Like the evening news, it's always the negative stuff that gets all the attention. How did that happen anyway?

How many of us stay in mediocre jobs just because it's a steady income? My philosophy is that even thought it is not easy to lose a job, sometimes that's just what needs to happen to make us move on to bigger and better things. We take the job experiences with us, and it makes us a better employee, more valuable to our new employer, and the honeymoon begins again! Look at it as an "opportunity", another chance to really "shine". For every door that closes, another one opens.

Isn't it fun to make someone's day just by being friendly and saying something up-lifting? I enjoy blessing someone in the grocery line by paying for something they didn't quite have enough money to buy, or paying for someone's bus fare. It's just fun to bless people!

Thanks for being such a blessing to me, Ms. Marallyn. You're a precious gem amoung all the rocks in life. I love seeing life through your eyes my friend.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

leann...i love that story...good for you...yahooooooo

At 9:53 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

oh chavah...what a nice thing to say...thank you...and the feeling is mutual...i'm glad you're back...i missed you...


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