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Friday, July 20, 2007

Yetzer Hora Poll

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Your office orders in lunch from the Kosher place. You are the only Jew. They send over a tray of delicious-smelling fried chicken for them, and, because it is the 9 Days, a piece of fish for you. The chicken looks A LOT better than the fish. What do you do?

1. Eat the fish.

2. Eat the chicken.

3. Eat the fish, then the chicken.

4. Try to explain to your office why you can't eat the chicken, even though they went out of their way to accomodate you.

5. Call the restaurant and complain.

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PS if anyone knows how to move the poll into the post and off the sidebar, let me know.

17 comments:

Miriam L said...

Who decided chicken was meat? Doesn't it seem more like fish than meat? (Irrelevant, I know, but I've always wondered.)

Ezzie said...

I feel like I'm misunderstanding the Q here... but I went with the fish. (Unless you meant it was on the same tray?)

PsychoToddler said...

I'm not sure why they would send a meat meal over during the nine days, but I guess I should be grateful that they sent me the fish. But the chicken looked much better.

I think in the "old days", Miriam, chicken was not considered meat. Not sure when that changed halachicly.

rivkayael said...

OU supervised kosher caf at my med institution also serves meat during the 9 days. as in beef. don't know why either.

PsychoToddler said...

Well, it's fine to serve meat, especially if many of your customers aren't Jewish.

But why would you send meat to me? The only reason these people ordered from them was for my benefit? And they obviously knew about the nine days, or they wouldn't have sent the fish along.

rivkayael said...

no the weirdest thing is--they ONLY had meat entrees for dinner, no fish or vegan options. some of these places are just bizarre...

Holy Hyrax said...

mmmm.....forbidden chicken

Mindy said...

i dont quite underwstand how a kosher restaurant is serving chicken in the 9 days. the fleishig restaruants in my area were closed the entire week. they went on vacation.

PsychoToddler said...

Forbidden Chicken...that's either a great restaurant name or a great band name!

Or a great name for a new blog!

Ralphie said...

Wisconsin has a kosher place?

PsychoToddler said...

I'm asking the questions here.

Nice Jewish Guy said...

If you close your eyes, it tastes just like chicken.

Doctor Bean said...

Boy, you've got a pretty frummy readership. It's not just that the vast majority of American Jews would eat the chicken, it's that the majority of American Jews would have no clue what this post is about.

I like the idea of an occasional "inclination to do bad" poll. You should make it a recurring thing. Let me know if you need topics!

PsychoToddler said...

I like the idea too.

I also like the "Forbidden Chicken" thing, and saddened that the blog address is already taken :(

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

also remember that Sefardim hold by only "the week that Tish‘a B’Av falls in", and not the 9 Days from Rosh Hhodesh.

Shira Salamone said...

"It's not just that the vast majority of American Jews would eat the chicken, it's that the majority of American Jews would have no clue what this post is about." I, too, took a poll--at home. (Needless to say, it was a small sample. :) ) It turns out that half the sample didn't know about the prohibition against eating meat until his early thirties, while the other half didn't know until her mid-twenties. If the two of us are any indication of "the vast majority of American Jews," I fear that the Bean has scored a hit. :(

As for Dr. Bean's offer of yetzer hara topics, tell the good doctor to be good. :)

Doctor Bean said...

By the way, I voted to eat the chicken. That should go without saying, and I'm sure you had no doubt that this was how I would vote, but I wanted to erase any doubt.