Sunday, February 22, 2009

earners over learners

Apparently many Flatbush girls have started to 'wake up' and realize that learner husbands don't fit with a Midwood lifestyle - and that their degrees in pysch or speech or special ed may have to be put to use and not just be paper on a creme wall in a housewife existence.
I don't really mind that all these girls are suddenly looking for earners, but considering how small the selection already is for an MO girl leaning towards the right frum-wise (or trying to), I can't help but wish the recession hadn't put such a dent on people's manicure budgets.

11 comments:

NotaGeek! said...

By being an earner doesn't mean you're not a learner. You can be both.
By having every day a set amount of time for learning.

Jessica said...

notageek - You know what she means though. "Earner" is someone with a job. "Learner" is someone who learns a significant chunk of the day (not just some set hours of the day).

Moshe said...

An "Earner" is an apekores who wastes time not learning torah and instead looks at and talks to shiksas. ;-)

NotaGeek! said...

Jessica:
I most definitely know what she meant...
Was just trying to bring out a point.

Anonymous said...

Moshe:
An earner is someone that brings in revenue that can support the large family that they are going to have. It is unfair to one's wife and children if they spend the entire day learning. It is obviously necessary to spend a portion of the day learning, but it is unhealthy for oneself and for one's family to spend the whole day learning. Being an earner doesn't necessarily mean looking at and talking to shiksas. Saying that earning a living for one's family is a waste of time and entails talking to and looking at shiksas is incorrect, crude and really angers those of us who earn a good living and therefore can afford to give their kids and wife a good life and still have time to learn and do not spend their whole day looking at and talking to shiksas. I happen to love my job, so, if you don't have anything nice, smart or correct to say, try saying nothing at all. Have a nice day!

Moshe said...

Dude
You ever heard of this concept called sarcasm? I even added a smiley at the end to make sure people like you understand that it's sarcasm...

EsPes said...

hahaha i was laughing when i read what anon wrote...cuz he clearly doesnt know moshe lol

Anonymous said...

Oh. I am so sorry. I've never been one to understand sarcasm. I take things very seriously. English is not my first language anyway. I give you my sincerest apologies for scolding in such a harsh manner.

Moshe said...

Taking things seriously will make your head explode. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that by now. I'm learning to understand when people are being facetious or sarcastic. I'm a serious kind of person who does serious work...It's just my personality.

Anonymous said...

MM, is this true? I haven't gone on any dates in a month but previously past experience has felt like a majority of the girls were all for the learners with very little interest for earners.

From what you say, this sounds like a trend/fad, are these girls who're switching their mind people to avoid?, as they clearly just want what the local gossip favors.