Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Oh, those meshugenah goyim! Christmas Cards

So I'm sitting at work, killing time before my end-of-the-year vacation. And surprise! I get a Christmas card. At work. From a former co-worker. Not one I was particularly close with. I guess we talked a couple of times. Turns out she sent a card to a few people, and I was one of them.

A nice thought, sure. Share the merriment. But... what the hell do I do with that card? Do I display it proudly on my desk? No. That doesn't exactly go along with my Grinchy persona. Besides... the card is so garish. Seriously, goyim. I understand you love your holiday, but is it too much to ask for something tasteful?

Now, I bet this poor woman spent a lot of time picking the card. She probably browsed through hundreds of these, picking the right one for each of her former co-workers. And who am I to complain about a thoughtful gesture?

But seriously, what do I do with a hideous Christmas card?

So I did the only thing I could do. I put it in the trash can.

Oh, those meshugenah goyim!


  1. Could you please say 'gentiles' instead of 'goyim'?

  2. Assuming you find the word insulting, it's not intended to be... See

    There is nothing inherently insulting about the word 'goy.' In fact, the Torah occasionally refers to the Jewish people using the term 'goy.' Most notably, in Exodus 19:6, G-d says that the Children of Israel will be 'a kingdom of priests and a holy nation,' that is, a goy kadosh. Because Jews have had so many bad experiences with anti-Semitic non-Jews over the centuries, the term 'goy' has taken on some negative connotations, but in general the term is no more insulting than the word 'gentile.'

  3. i love the word "Goyim" - stick with it.