For yom tov lunch my family went to someone's house. These people are seriously frummy, and they try so hard to be typical, that it scares me. Sometimes people are just messed up. I mentioned something Moshe said to me about my Kosher Cheeseburger post, on how he went Pesach shopping and saw Kosher L'Pesach Pizza on sale, yet no one was making a big deal, while Gd forbid Talia's Steakhouse decides to come up with this idea of a kosher (parve cheese) cheeseburger, and everyone goes banana's. Well, so I told the host that frummies are totally messed up, because there really is no explaination to the ridiculous inconsistencies in their thinking. So he was like "Well yea, you have a good point about that, they shouldn't freak out about Talia's Steakhouse if they don't freak out about kosher l'pesach pizza."
So there I was, all happy, cause in the 7ish years our families have known each other, we really never agreed. So then, I mentioned what Jessica said in the same post about Kosher Subway in Cleveland and no one flipping out about the fact that there was kosher parve-cheese there, while in Brooklyn, frummies have created an uproar. So the guy-host (who btw is my super frummy freind's dad) was like "Well,there shouldn't be a kosher subway, people not as intelligent as the ones sitting on this table may get the wrong idea if they walk in and see frum Jews ordering meats at a subway."
Now, I was like "Ok, um, What? I mean, its kinda obvious the place is kosher, everyone inside is frum, most of the guys behind the table are in kippas, I 'mean there are signs all over" He was like "well, no, its not that obvious." And there I was all annoyed.
A while later, I started a convo (with my friend, which her dad overheard,and joined into) about how Rebbeim must have think-tank like conventions (such as multi-billion dollar corporations), because there is no way to explain the BS that comes out. If you pay attention to what you learn and what your friends/neighbors learn in HS they always somehow correspond. Like if your Rabbi decides to talk about playing ball on shabbos, the halacha teacher in your neighbors school will also within a few weeks of your Rabbi giving the speech (I am aware that there is the Daf and all that, I was just making a point for conversation). So anyway, I mentioned how ridiculous it was that this year, we noticed how there was this ridiculous trend on talking about salt-water. Some Kosher supermarkets SOLD salt-water, my freinds teacher gave a class on how to make salt water (yes, this is true), and my Rabbi mentioned how one is supposed to make salt-water before shabbos (this year, specifically mentioning salt-water not food in general).
So I started discussing how we make as little as possible before the actual yom tov, because we don't like to freeze our food, and we like everything freshly made. Then I said that the Rabbi said "If you make salt water ON yom tov, you should make it differently than the way you make it on a normal day." So I said "Well, I don't know where Rabbi's come up with this stuff, considering I really do not know anyone that makes salt-water on a regular day, its pretty much exclusive to pesach sedars."
My friend's dad was like "Well, you're right no one makes salt water on a regular day, but you should make it differently than you WOULD think to make it."
I was like "Well, honestly, I don't THINK about making salt water, its a pretty menial task, I just put either salt or water in first, depending on whats easily accessible at the moment I choose to make it" So he and this boy at the table was like "well, we put in a bit of salt, then a drop of hot water..."
And I found myself thinking "WTF? These people have a system!?"
And here I am literally thinking "I need new friends"