My sister told me that someone came over to visit her yesterday. She really wasn’t up for visitors, but they met them in the street while they were doing a little walk around the trees outside, just to get out a bit.
So this family came up and so they came into the house once the walk around was done. They couldn’t tell them not to.
They’re going to have to learn how.
Their teenager accompanied them. And something else accompanied said teenager.
My sister asked if they were tired. “No. I have a cold.”
So here’s another entry for the clueless.
Which, of course, is problematic, because they’re usually too clueless to figure out that these kinds of things are talking about them.
I was going to put in a GIF of Robert De Niro doing his “You talkin’ to me?” routine, but it’s not quite appropriate for a rabbi’s wife…you get the picture, I know.
Instead, I googled “etiquette for visiting the sick”.
I’ll wait while you do it.
Was that so very interesting?
Who knew that etiquette was so particularly other-cultured!
So now I started thinking like a Jew and wrote instead: “laws of visiting the sick.”
Go ahead and google that one, too.
A whole ‘nother ball of wax, right???
All good ideas, all around, for sure. And it’s clear that we have to be taught to have compassion.
I didn’t look on youtube yet and I’m not planning on it. That would be too depressing.
None of the sites covered there mentioned DON’T BE SICK when you go visit someone! I guess there’s no law about it.
Where is the common sense?
Well, here‘s one that does!
2. Do not visit if you are hacking, coughing or sniffling.
I’m sick enough already.
But since I did title this culture, and I don’t want to disappoint my fans, here are a few photos I snapped with my phone today at the museum. It was a great day for culture all around.