Posted 28 September 2011 in Strange Conversations by Catriona
A Rosh Hashanah strange conversation.
ME: Apparently, Yom Kippur is one holiday often observed by secular Jews who don’t observe other holidays.
NICK: So, like Christmas.
ME: Not … really. I think they observe it in a religious fashion.
ME: Whereas plenty of people, like us, observe Christmas in a purely secular fashion. I don’t think there’s much chance of observing Yom Kippur in a secular fashion, what with the fasting and the abstaining from pleasures of the flesh.
NICK: So, that was an inexact metaphor, then.
ME: It wasn’t so much a metaphor as an analogy. But, yes, it was inexact, as I am explaining to you at some length.
NICK: And also I smell bad?