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365 Days of Pictures Which Make Me Smile #7

January 7th, 2016 at 04:15 pm

I'm not really sure how I came to use this expression. It is a Yiddish term, and I have never really spent much time around Jewish people speaking Yiddish. Perhaps it's a term I read in a book - maybe one of Chaim Potok's books.

At any rate, I picked it up, and used it.

Apparently at least one student had heard me use it more than once. One year for Christmas, I got this:

I haven't kept very many things that were given to me by students through the years, but this is one of the few.

I got a decent night's sleep last night - not great, but decent. In a much better mood today. Smile (And didn't have to deal with grumpy delivery guy yet.)

My supervisor just found out about the guy who was let go the last week of December and how he emailed threats to us. She'd not known why the door code was changed.

So today she went into paranoid mode. And now we have to keep the door between my office "area" and the hallway with the bathrooms/breakroom/exercise room closed and locked. Which means I have to have my key with me all the time. Oh well.

The IT person who comes by every Thursday stopped by to see how my computer was faring. (Another data dump this week ...) She told me that she'd suggested to the person who posts our route detours that I would be more than capable of doing the changes we're talking about.

So, I might be having another aspect of my job added. (This IT lady and I have had a couple opportunities to talk while she does things to my computer(s).)

8 Responses to “365 Days of Pictures Which Make Me Smile #7”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    I think it's a cool mug.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Hey, your favorite mug tapers in near the top too! Must be something about that shape, because nhgirl said hers does too. Smile

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Cute mug!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think so too. Smile
    Ceejay - I think that might be part of it - it's molded to allow your hand to curl around it easily to warm up on a cold day. Smile

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I'm not Jewish either, but I find Oy! to be a very handy word!

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Your mug made me laugh out loud...Could you have picked up this expression from your worship community? I recall that my childhood friends of the same larger community as yours "oy veyed" endlessly, as did their mother....I gasp a breathy "oy" when I'm oddly fatigued (a neurological problem), but it is never followed by "vey". Wink

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    My freshman roommate and several of my best friends in college were New York/New Jersey Jews, so I picked that up very quickly in college and still use sometimes. More rarely used but more emphatic is the longer version, "Oy vey iz mir." Big Grin

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone - it's neat to see how many other people use the term. Smile

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