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Perfect Moment Monday

The scene: Jewish nursing home in New Jersey. Melissa, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and pyjama bottoms, greets the other people sitting at her grandmother’s lunch table.

Grandma: This is my granddaughter, Melissa. She is so smart; so smart. I don’t know what I did to get such a smart granddaughter. She writes books. People pay her to write.

Elderly Jewish people stare at Melissa with keen expectation that something brilliant is about to be said.

Melissa: I forgot to pack pants this trip. That’s why I’m wearing my pyjama bottoms. Because I forgot to pack pants.


Elderly Jewish Woman: It’s a different kind of smart.

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1 Lori { 10.06.08 at 9:51 am }

Can’t. Breathe.

Laughing too hard.

You are a different kind of everything, and I mean that as a HUGE compliment.

2 Mrs. Higrens { 10.06.08 at 9:58 am }

Too funny.

(I hope they were your pajama bottoms. Unlike my mother who packed her pants in the suitcase picked up the night before the end of a cruise and had to borrow pajama bottoms from my friend so she could leave the ship. It’s a family classic.)

3 Jen { 10.06.08 at 10:10 am }

Okay, I laughed really, really hard at that. You are awesome.

4 Jess { 10.06.08 at 10:30 am }


Old People…gotta love them.

5 Meghan { 10.06.08 at 10:41 am }

Love it! And we should totally travel together since I always forget pajamas!

6 loribeth { 10.06.08 at 10:55 am }

I almost spit my lunch all over my computer screen. : ) Thanks for the day brightener!!

7 Kristin { 10.06.08 at 10:59 am }

ROFLMAO…omgawd that is funny! “a different kind of smart”…too funny!

8 bleu { 10.06.08 at 11:40 am }


9 Searching for Serenity { 10.06.08 at 12:27 pm }

lol – That’s a keeper!

10 Michelle { 10.06.08 at 1:11 pm }


11 Martha { 10.06.08 at 2:20 pm }

You are the best kind of smart! Mazel Tov!

12 Lyrehca { 10.06.08 at 2:51 pm }

Ha! That was funny.

13 Dora { 10.06.08 at 2:56 pm }

LOVE IT!! We must meet IRL someday, Ms. Smartypants!

14 nancy { 10.06.08 at 3:55 pm }

I concur with Lori.

I’m laughing so flippin’ hard my belly hurts.

15 Samantha { 10.06.08 at 7:40 pm }

Love it!

16 luna { 10.06.08 at 8:01 pm }

classic hilarity!

17 Cassandra { 10.06.08 at 8:58 pm }

I love it.

You’re not the only one, my dear. I have forgotten lots of things on trips over the years. The most egregious was when I forgot to pack bras and underwear.

18 Sue { 10.06.08 at 10:23 pm }

Brilliant. πŸ™‚

19 Stacie { 10.07.08 at 12:02 am }

Ha! Priceless!

20 Vacant Uterus { 10.07.08 at 7:48 am }



21 Vacant Uterus { 10.07.08 at 7:51 am }

Forgot to add: Once we went on a trip with my cousin, who is also a different kind of smart. Christian was unpacking his suitcase up in the loft and all of a sudden we hear him shout “OH MAN!” “What?!” we all ask, wondering if perhaps a squirrel died up there in the year since we’d been to the cabin.

“I forgot to pack any underwear.” he replied in a small voice.

We never let him forget that!

22 Barb { 10.07.08 at 9:52 am }


23 Somewhat Ordinary { 10.07.08 at 11:55 am }

OMG that is freakin’ hilarious!

24 Another Dreamer { 10.07.08 at 5:45 pm }

LOL, love it. Sounds like something I would do πŸ™‚

25 Bea { 10.10.08 at 6:41 am }



26 Erin { 10.31.09 at 6:34 pm }

priceless gold.

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