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Medical Slip

My mother was doing some checking into a certain young lady as a prospective date for me (object: possible matrimony!) Next to the phone, my mother left a slip of paper with information she'd written about the girl. The last lines of the note said something about a medical problem and that our Rabbi suggests that my mother consult a doctor about it.

I discussed this with my family, and I flared up about them suggesting for me a girl with a medical problem that we need to do research on!

"What? What medical problem?" said my mother.

"You wrote it yourself with your own handwriting!" I said. I went and got the slip of paper and showed it to her.

When my mother saw it, she explained what really happened. She had called our Rabbi to discuss this young lady along with various other issues, among them, my mother's own medical condition. The medical condition had nothing to do with the girl!


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

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