April 27, 2006

Things You Prefer Not To Hear

There are things one prefers not to hear, at least at the moment they occur.
For instance, when talking on the phone to your 12 year old daughter who is on an overnight trip;
Oh, there was an explosion nearby.
Its okay. Don't worry.
But everyone is okay?
Yes, don't worry. Oh, it wasn't an explosion, it was gunfire. The teacher was running around everywhere but now she is quiet.
Okay...as long as you are having fun.

cause, there isn't much that I can do with this information but pray it was only some gunfire and wasn't and won't be near my kid.

Posted by Rachel Ann at April 27, 2006 07:58 AM | TrackBack

about the time that I went to Israel for a year the first time there had been a few high profile plane crashes. One of the guys at my yeshiva said he got on the plane and heard a member of the cabin crew say "It was only a wire."

Posted by: soccer dad at April 28, 2006 01:51 PM

OY! I remember those days when my Mom would call me and say,"Don't go to Jerusalem. They blew up a fruit stand there!!" I would sigh and say,"Mom,I'm 4 hours by bus from Jerusalem. I'm fine....really!" Of course I never mentioned the bomb scares that we did have in the next town over....why worry her?

Posted by: Robin P at April 30, 2006 05:51 PM
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