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I am obviously making a large generalization...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mccvi, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    i used to live in monsey new york....i know exactly what you are talking about

    Explain.
     
  3. Nizdar

    Nizdar Well-Known Member

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    Can we establish how you are identifying jews here? Do you mean orthodox jews (as in, yarmulke wearing)?
     
  4. Sherman90

    Sherman90 Senior member

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    They are the chosen people. If you choose to walk into them, that's your problem!
     
  5. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    are the people wearing yellow?
     
  6. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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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.

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  7. mccvi

    mccvi Senior member

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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...

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  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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....
     
  9. Douglas

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    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.
     
  10. Canal Directo

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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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  11. Connemara

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    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.
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  12. VKK3450

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    how do you identify them as jewish? for me, big tip offs include giant noses, rat like features, or a sense of covetous desire

    [​IMG] I just finished reading Oliver Twist again.

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  13. Pennglock

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    I apologize for making a semi-serious post in a bit of a ridiculous thread, but I don't think anyone has really brought up the fact of how many jews there really are in Manhattan. Fully 20% of the residents in Manhattan are jewish. And you can also bet that most of these folks aren't living in the hood. So what you're left with in a lot of neighborhoods is almost half the people you see on the street are god's chosen ones.

    Maybe you're experiencing more of a New Yorker thing than a Jew thing, as Jew and New Yorker are pretty close to synonymous?
     
  14. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    It's called Jew York City for a reason.
     
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    the orthodox are very insular and, as gdl mentioned, 'pious' about the separation of the sexes.
     
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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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