Monday, June 11, 2007

Only in Israel?

I took our new car to the car wash today because it's free with the lease. The guy who's responsible to spray the strawberry stuff in the car was wearing a white Detroit Tigers hat. One of those white-on-white D hats. Since it's not unusual to see random teams' hats, shirts, and jerseys here, I asked him in Hebrew (a little smugly, actually) if he's ever been to Detroit. He answered me in English that he didn't speak Hebrew. Hmmm..

"Ever been to Detroit?" I asked him.

"Born and bred," he said with a smile.

"ME TOO!!!!" OK, that's not REALLY true... "What part?" I asked him.

"Dearborn." Ohhhhh. OK, then.

B'Kitzur, he speaks Arabic, English, and a pretty good Russian because of his sister-in-law, and he moved here for a better life. Apparently life isn't as rosy in Detroit as it is in Oak Park. He told me point-blank that life is so much more peaceful here than it was back home.

Interesting. I guess he hasn't wandered into downtown Sderot lately.


Blogger Rolling hills of green said...

thats great!!

June 12, 2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger lishthefish said...

Saw that Verlander through his first no-hitter ever, and the first one for the Tigers have had since '84... you guys must be pretty proud.

June 13, 2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

We are, Lish!

June 13, 2007 11:55 AM  
Anonymous The Shver said...

It was actually Verlander's second "no-no"; he threw the first as a 12 year old in Little League.

June 13, 2007 7:24 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

The husband and I are thinking about getting a car soon, and I was just wondering what car you ended up getting, and where did you get it from?

June 16, 2007 1:56 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

Mazda 3 - from Air's job. A perk.

June 16, 2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger 2R said...

That's totally wack'ed :)

June 17, 2007 4:08 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Company car?

June 17, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

Yeah. It's a 3 1/2 year lease.

June 17, 2007 8:48 AM  

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