Oy Vey!!


“OH!! Thank you!! So very kind of you to ask!! Yes, despite Hubby’s health problems, and what with constant thoughts running through the backroads of my brain…..we are really, doing fine.

Well, then again…maybe I spoke too soon, because I do have some worries right now, such as:

repairing the world, which is in need of a major overhaul…..


Siri, who doesn’t always listen well, gets easily distracted, and when it comes to translating Yiddish……OY VEY!!

But, fixing either of those, by myself, is way above my pay grade. So, I’ll just try to do what I can….”

“How?“ You ask…..

“Well, on that world repair thing, I’ll just follow Mr. Rogers’ advice and ‘look for the helpers (to know that there’s hope)’.

As for Siri? Mmmmm….that may be a little more difficult…..

For example, I can speak more slowly, so that she can better understand my dictation. But if I don’t do a better job of proof reading what she types, she can clearly (or because of being completely unclear) truly embarrass herself.

Like just the other day, I texted an apology to a friend about a thumb call. Siri typed sorry about the dumb call.

And speaking of a dumb call….another time I was in the middle of what I thought would be an intelligent email exchange, in which I said that certain politicians aren’t polished. Siri typed that certain politicians aren’t Polish. Although she’s absolutely correct, her truism was interjected, smack dab, in the middle of an educational discussion. With blurt outs like that, I’m not sure she can be taken anywhere nice!!

And when I recently asked Siri, how we can repair the world, instead of giving me a direct answer, she referred me to several good Jewish books. Now, I have to admit that, after some of the answers I’ve received from her, I was kind of impressed with her direction to have me research the topic. Then again, maybe that just proves she can become easily distracted.

And as for asking her the meanings of a few Yiddish words!!! Well, let’s just say that the poor girl is…gor farfolen!!

And, when I inquired of her where and how to look for the helpers, as Mr. Rogers suggested we all do, Siri seemed to get all farblunget, about my question. And that led me to conclude that the poor girl is meshugeneh, all of which means I may just have to give up on Siri to solve some important conundrums and go with my intuition.

As an illustration, remember her MOT direction to “look for the helpers”, in Jewish tomes?

I think it would have been much more helpful for her to have recommended taking a good look in the mirror, instead”.

About the Author
The author is a Common-Tater, which, when spoken aloud, is a very professional sounding title, for a Mrs. Potato Head. But from the spelling of the title, you can see that, when the author comments on life, she doesn’t ever take herself too seriously. Mrs. Potato Head...excuse, please......the author, as a Common-Tator, lives in the U.S. and has had various careers, in alternative lives, as a teacher, social worker, lawyer, serious and humorous radio show writer, producer, and performer. Currently she is a video humorist and a writer. Although, almost the age of an eleven year old dog (actually a bitch, but we won’t go there), she remains as active as a pup.