For all you lovely Jews out there, we hope you have an easy fast! May the odds be ever in your favor… to hold out until sundown.
Sleepaway camp was a dream for both us kids and our parents. 2 months away from home where we get to be free! And 2 months away from home where our parents get to be FREE. There really is no down side. Anyone who went to sleepaway camp know that it is a different world. You live in a bubble and then get sent back to the real world with no sense of how to behave in real life. Apparently, some things are only acceptable at camp…
1. Shower Hour isn’t a real thing.
You can shower whenever you want and in most cases you don’t have to worry about running out of hot water.
2. You don’t need to wear shoes in the shower.
Apparently, only the bathhouse makes you afraid that you will get dirtier from being in the shower.
3. You can blow dry your hair, listen to music, and watch TV… at the same time!
You won’t blow a fuse!
4. Cheering/singing at your food is not normal practice.
If you sing at your food at a yesterday demanding it to appear on your table, your wait staff will not be happy and you will likely end up with a loogie in your meal.
5. Dirt lines are not okay.
I know you are proud of the “tan” line you see from your Birkenstocks but nobody in the real world will applaud you for that.
6. Socks with sandals are also not okay.
This one is just a bummer.
7. Not everyone you meet in life is Jewish.
I know… you may be thinking “What?! But everyone in sleepaway camp is Jewish?!” You didn’t know it then, but your parents sent you to a Jew camp. That’s why you had Shabbat dinner every Friday and said a prayer before you ate your food.
8. Soffees are for sleeping or working out.
At camp that are a fashion necessity but if you wear them in the real world, people will assume they are pajamas.
9. You can’t sleep in the same sheets for 2 months.
Best practice: every 2 weeks. Shocking right?!
10. There are stores cooler than Walmart.
In fact, Walmart is crap. It’s just cool when there is NOTHING else around.
What camp things do you do that aren’t accepted in the “real world”?
I don’t travel often but when I do, I travel with purpose. Before every flight I make a plan for how I am going to spend those hours in the air. Am I going to sleep? Read? Do some work? Watch a movie? The possibilities are endless and frankly, I put a lot of thought into it. But then you encounter someone REALLY annoying and your plans are foiled. Here’s how these fools ruined my flight.
Small Bladder Guy.
Let’s say the flight is 6 hours. Maybe you had a soda from the little cart. You can pee once (twice max) during this flight. If you’re on the inside you should consider holding it the whole time. But no. Not small bladder guy. This guy requires that he gets the window seat and then waits until you’re sleeping to have to pee. Learn some common courtesy!
Should Have Bought 2 Seats Guy.
Maybe I’m being rude, HOWEVER, when I am on the plane I stay to the confines of my seat. My legs or arms will not cross the invisible barrier that separates one seat from another. I expect the same from you. If you are incapable of staying in your zone then buy 2 seats. I will not be uncomfortable the whole flight. Had to be said.
Who are the most annoying people you encounter on a plane? Share below!
Hi Dawn. Let’s be best friends! While I don’t know you, I did stalk your bat-mitzvah photos on the Internet and I fell in love. While searching for fun things to pin, I stumbled across cool bat mitzvah themed parties. Back in the day, I had a candy themed party and it was AWESOME. However, if I could do it all over again, I may have copied Dawn’s idea.
Dawn (this girl from the Internet I never met) had a Hunger Games themed party complete with a firey DJ booth, care packages falling from sky with bread and spiles, and girl on fire center pieces. Some pics are below but to see the full story click here.
Christmas came early this year. I stumbled upon this video from the Elvis Duran Show website and died a little inside. Not only is All I Want For Christmas one of the best Christmas songs of all time, but adding the tiny sensation that is the Biebs is just icing on the cake. Even a Jewish girl from Queens like me can appreciate this masterpiece. Watch and enjoy!