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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post
Gotta go with Teger on this. How do you know they are jewish? And are the gentiles/goyim actually nicer to you?

Well the yamakas are usually a tip off and, yes, the problem is conspicuously rare amongst the goyim.
post #17 of 36
The push him to the ground yelling 'OH VEY I'M LATE TO TEMPLE!!!"
post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Do you think there's a higher occurance becuase they're jewish, or you're just noticing the jewish ones more so it seems like one group in particular instead of a collection of random people? Also, you've got to be a bit more specific about what you mean with the bumping...
Thank you for a serious contribution. I thought about this, that maybe I was selectively remembering particular incidences based on a sort of attributional bias. I don't rule this possibility out, though it does not ring true to my experience. While bumping (and by this I mean making little or no attempt to find a mutually negotiable space and therefore running into my wife; or deciding merely to walk in front of her with little or no awareness so that she must be the one to make every effort to avoid a collision; or blatantly walking into her to get from point a to b) is obviously quite common in NYC, this is a different sort of creature. Not only due to the frequency with which it occurs amongst the identified group, but also the lack of any apologetic or conciliatory attitude that follows. (And I'm limiting this to walking, leaving out the lack of offering of a seat on the bus or subway, which is even more damning in frequency).
post #19 of 36
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Thank you for a serious contribution. I thought about this, that maybe I was selectively remembering particular incidences based on a sort of attributional bias. I don't rule this possibility out, though it does not ring true to my experience. While bumping (and by this I mean making little or no attempt to find a mutually negotiable space and therefore running into my wife; or deciding merely to walk in front of her with little or no awareness so that she must be the one to make every effort to avoid a collision; or blatantly walking into her to get from point a to b) is obviously quite common in NYC, this is a different sort of creature. Not only due to the frequency with which it occurs amongst the identified group, but also the lack of any apologetic or conciliatory attitude that follows. (And I'm limiting this to walking, leaving out the lack of offering of a seat on the bus or subway, which is even more damning in frequency).

i used to live in monsey new york....i know exactly what you are talking about
post #20 of 36
In all seriousness, I don't notice people walking into me in NY at all. Maybe it's an UWS thing.
post #21 of 36
I don't notice anyone bumping into me on the streets. Where do you live? How do you know they're Jewish? The problem usually occurs on the FDR and Palisades parkway when they are swerving all over the road on their cell phones in cars that are beat to shit. The yamakas are dead giveaways and it seems to be pretty unique to hasidics.
post #22 of 36
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i used to live in monsey new york....i know exactly what you are talking about

Explain.
post #23 of 36
Can we establish how you are identifying jews here? Do you mean orthodox jews (as in, yarmulke wearing)?
post #24 of 36
They are the chosen people. If you choose to walk into them, that's your problem!
post #25 of 36
are the people wearing yellow?
post #26 of 36
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Can we establish how you are identifying jews here? Do you mean orthodox jews (as in, yarmulke wearing)?

Some of them are a bit striking.

post #27 of 36
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I'm dropping out of this thread... i don't see it as constructive. Maybe the whole premise was flawed. My hope was less of an attack on or parody than an analysis of why this pattern might be occurring - something from a more objective sociological/anthropological/psychological viewpoint. It has very little potential of going there at this point, and I'm not into slamming any ethnic group, regardless of my frustrations, nor am I interested in repeatedly defending my observations.

So... I'm sneaking out the back...

post #28 of 36
I've never witnessed or experienced this phenomenon. If you're really talking aboud Hasids and other ultra-religious guys wearing hats and long payots, then the only possible explanation I could come up with is their religious tendency to avoid looking at women or addressing them altogether which, I guess, could result in strange distortions in foot traffic and potential bumps...

This is all giving you the benefit of the doubt... Other possible explanations have been voiced earlier in the thread and could be more related to your own perception of things and people....
post #29 of 36
The problem of bumping into Jews on the streets is easily cured by throwing money on the ground on both sides of the path you wish to tread.
post #30 of 36
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Them Jews usually wait for the baby to be out before they kidnap him. They're obviously discretely coping a feel to evaluate size and see if they'll need another one for the feast.

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