So as some of you have gathered, I've been feeling kind of down of late.
However, one of the books I read this Shabbos made me laugh out loud. It is entitled The Frum Rules and is a lady's guide to dating. There was one section in particular that I found hilarious:
"Oh, and by the way, no learning boy is looking for a chavrusa- he is looking for a wife! You do not need to prove that you are a talmid chacham in a skirt!
"And that reminds me: No professional man wants a business consultant- he too is looking for a wife! You do not need to prove your business acumen!"
Sweetheart, have you ever looked at Sanhedrin 109b? A wife is someone who is learned or pragmatic as necessary, (see Nazir 23b for some quick thinking) and she certainly needs a mind.
I found the entire book hilarious, especially all this advice that one must act in a soft or feminine manner. "But for heaven's sake, will you please stay soft? You are, after all, a member of the female gender. Although it is tempting to buy into the "I am woman, hear me roar" thing, men, who by nature are motivated by instinct, will not find this an attractive feature for a future spouse (Rule #12)."
Oh, the poor man who dates me...! Opinionated, outspoken, definitely not soft and demure and meek...alas for him, the poor victim! Alas for us all!