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Mom's the Word

I was studying Talmud with my study partner one day in his house when the phone rang. He picked it up and he started talking non-stop with this person.

Although the right thing would normally be to tell the person that he's in the middle of studying and to hang up, I knew he must have had a good reason for not doing so. "He must be talking to his mother, and it's not nice to interrupt your mother," I thought to myself.

Finally he finished speaking, said goodbye and hung up. "I'm sorry to keep you waiting," he told me, "but I was talking to my mother."

"I thought so," I said.

Submitted by an Ohrnet Reader from Betar

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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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