Post by workingonit on Jul 25, 2018 9:07:09 GMT -5
A friend of mine who also is a rabbi was having a discussion on FB with some folks about Jewish law regarding something specific. The question of sex came up in the context. His response started out with " In the eyes of Jewish law conjugal pleasure is synonymous with marriage..."
First I cried. Then I laughed. I don't even have a marriage! I have a brother, a roommate, a business partner. I knew this already but sometimes it hits anew.
Got another one for you. This was about 5 years ago.
Our dog, not the sharpest tool in the shed, suddenly became very twitchy and restless. To the highly annoying stage. Barking, running about in an agitated state and altogether irritating. "Will you shut that effen dog up !!" says Ms enna (who was trying to study) at the time. But the dog would not be mollified. Then, a bit later, the earthquake hit. It was not a big deal, the epicentre was some miles away, and the little bit of shaking was nothing real dramatic.
So the problem as we saw it at the time was the dog being neurotic. And that was not the problem at all.
Like the canary giving the miners a heads up that something is badly amiss in the mine. Like the oil pressure gauge is giving you a heads up that something is badly amiss in the engine. Like the paucity of sex in an ILIASM shithole is giving you a heads up that something is badly amiss in the marriage.
Now one might consider in these cases that the problem is - - a dud canary - a dud oil pressure gauge - a dud dog And whereas these examples are most definitely visible symptoms, they are not the diagnosis, they are not the problem.
I will add another analogy: Sex is the oil that helps keep the marriage engine running. As long as the oil is there, along with basic maintenance, the engine should purr along. If it runs low, the engine may require some additional maintenance along with replenishing the oil, and things can get back to normal. But when the engine runs on little to no oil for too long, it gets irreparably damaged. And all the oil in the world can no longer fix it.
worksforme2: hey nancyb, how are things perkolating with the older gentleman you spoke of a while back?
Jul 28, 2018 18:25:32 GMT -5
nancyb: worksforme2: Relationship died when we had a difference in opinion regarding UFO's and extraterrestrial beings. LOL I weighed in on the nay side and he believed they walk amongst us.
Jul 30, 2018 5:51:07 GMT -5
bc: I can’t stop laughing...go ahead, micromanage and analyze that marriage and see what she will do for you.
Jul 30, 2018 8:17:58 GMT -5
Dan: I think I'd have to see how good a new girlfriend was in the sack before I crossed her off the list -- or kicked her out of bed -- for believing in UFOs. I guess that makes me... male!
Jul 30, 2018 21:25:05 GMT -5
solodriver: It's been so long for me, I might see UFOs my first time. lol
Jul 31, 2018 1:42:47 GMT -5
beachguy: nancyb: He's right. It's all in the X Files, if you care to look.
Jul 31, 2018 3:45:13 GMT -5
nancyb: Dan: It was a tough decision, he was a good lover but the craziness ended things. Been dating since but nothing serious. I paint a lot.
Jul 31, 2018 5:57:00 GMT -5
petrushka: Thing is, someone being a fruit-loop about something like UFOs usually is not confined to one area; even if it is not immediately obvious. People who are nutty about one thing can go off at a tangent any time, I found (...out the hard way).
Jul 31, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -5
greatcoastal: nancyb: Sounds like you Identified a Fucking Object for what it truly is!
Jul 31, 2018 8:25:25 GMT -5
worksforme2: nancyb,...I am going to paint my living room soon as I can decide on the color.
Jul 31, 2018 19:15:08 GMT -5
worksforme2: When it comes to UFO's we always hear about "little green men", why are there never any "little green women"?
Aug 1, 2018 6:21:15 GMT -5
solodriver: I think I recall an episode of "Lost In Space where Dr. Smith was being chased by a green woman
Aug 1, 2018 21:29:17 GMT -5