Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shana Rishobia

...because apparently, unless I link to it, I'm going to keep having it sent to me over and over. (Plus, it's pretty darned good.) First place I saw it was Jughead's Hat. Excerpt from Son of a Posek's masterpiece on Shana Rishobia:
Shana Rishobia is the fear that you will say or do something that your spouse of less than a year will misinterpret due to the fact that they don’t know you so well and think you meant something bad, so you feel the need to go out of your way to explain yourself excessively and end up digging yourself in a hole when you were never in one to begin with. (Shew – yes that was in short.) It goes from the understandable to the extreme.

“Dear, the chicken you made tonight is delicious…. Not that the kugel was bad, that was good also…. No, really, the reason why I specified chicken is because that was the last thing I ate and I still had the taste in my mouth…. I should’ve mentioned that the kugel was good as well, but I was so enthralled by the aroma of the chicken I guess I got caught up in it… Not that I wasn’t enthralled by the aroma of the Kugel- I was, but I didn’t mention it. I’m sorry for being uncaring.” “I see. So you don’t like the Challah.”


  1. Great post! Not that all your other posts are bad...

    Mazel Tov to AEF on being married for one month!

  2. I'd love to comment, but it will take too long to explain what I actually mean.

  3. that's my cousin's blog...very funny/smart guy.

  4. very cute!though i totally thought it was going to be about the other kind of shana rishobia- where everyone scares you about how awful that first year is and then you're all surprised to find out that while difficult, it was not as bad as everyone made it out to be.