Surrounded By 'Jews' Who Are Not Jews

In New York, when we refer to someone as a 'Jew', we are not talking about someone who professes the Judaism religion. It has no bigotry connotations at all; just ask any New Yorker and they'll explain what I mean.

We used it to describe a particular human trait or characteristic. It's not derogatory by any means, it's just a slang used mainly in New York.

I am not talking about these kinds of Jews

Anyways, something happened two weekends ago and I realized that, of late, I have been in the company of such characters. On the said day, one of those people who were with us was an actual Jew - as in he practices Judaism - but of all the peeps who were present, it was only him that didn't turn out to be a 'Jew', in the New York slang sense.

Ironic, isn't it?

If you don't get what I'm saying, it's aight. I am not trying to make a big deal out of it as I know my background is world's apart from theirs and it's clear to these people that I understand. But that is not the issue here.

You know what would be great though? If, even once in a while, people do not always depend on me, y'know?

As I said, I'm not making a mountain out of this mole hill but it makes me wonder if the people I have been hanging with lately could be considered as friends.

If so, I say, you don't bail out on your friends.

Just saying.


Urfman said...

Say it like it is!! I feel ya!

Ivan Omar said...

I'm just done being nice to people who don't deserved it.

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