Friday, July 11, 2014

What is NOT Allowed When Israel is Being Attacked

So many times today and yesterday, I have rushed to the door, afraid that there is another siren and I'm just not hearing it. I am leaving the door or window partially opened when the air conditioner is on. I'm sitting in rooms with no air conditioning or fan at all - whatever it takes to know that I am not shutting out a siren and still, several times, I have jumped up...

Hoping to turn fear into humor, I offer a somewhat comprehensive list of what is not allowed during the time Israel is being attacked includes:

  1. You are not allowed to ride motorcycles - however, if you live downhill, you can coast QUIETLY.
  2. If your dishwasher wails (as my 21-year-old dishwasher does), you have to wash dishes by hand.
  3. No ambulances or police cars - if you REALLY need to go, no sirens!
  4. No wind - sorry, that's a no brainer - it just blows too sireny.
  5. Babies are not allowed to ramp up with crying. Just start full blast and save your mothers' hearts . (Hat tip to Yehudit for this one).
  6. No screaching cats...(thanks, Eve)
  7. No moving heavy furniture over my head...(good one, Yael)
  8. Our wonderful air force, please please, breaking the sound barrier is ok, it "just" sounds like a far-away explosion, but when you fly really fast and don't break the sound barrier, we run to our safe rooms thinking it's a siren  (Yes! Bracha)
  9. No popcorn popping because it sounds like distant fighting, scaring entire families. (Thanks for this one, John)
  10. Outdoor cats must not be allowed to fight, because it competes with sirens. (John, again - very true) 
What else? What scares you and makes you think it is a siren? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

G-d bless you all in Israel. G-d keep you. You are the subject of many constant prayers.


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