Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Like This Is Going to Happen!

My synagogue just announced their annual women's retreat.  Three days, but no details yet.

Last year they featured meditation, spirituality, singing, music, discussions "specifically related to women", "pajama talk," and other similar sessions.  It took place at a western MD resort.

I'm tempted to talk to whomever's in charge.  Last year, it was one of my customers; it'll probably be the same woman this year.  But I can't see any good coming out of it.

I have to come out to someone who is very chatty and has told me things about people I didn't need to know.  She's not quite a yenta, but she could be with a little practice.  That means a good part of my customer base will know.

She'll discuss it with others involved in the planning and the answer will be "no."  I'm betting they want to keep it "women only" or will be worried that other women won't want to go if there's a guy there, or that husbands will object if there's a guy there, or darn it, they only have rooms for two, three, or four and that wouldn't be right.

It'll come down to "if it was up to me, of course it would be OK.  But...."

And if I somehow did go, I truly doubt it'll be a weekend of acceptance, like in the crossdresser fiction

But it's fun to think about.  And I might ask.  It's still a few months away.


  1. Some of christian retreats I've known of here, will record the sessions. Then, they are available to all (whom couldn't attend). maybe they could do the same(I don't think you can fake telling them that they need a good computer tech or sound man along to "help")Recording isn't same as being there but, they can allow people to glean little life changing nuggets for great understanding of daily living. you could incourage the wife to go (see if she could insist that you come!) if not she could bring back notes and handout that would help.

  2. Thank you Meg for getting me smiling and chuckling this morning. That was the effect of reading the first sentence of your post. I think my mind went down the same path that yours did. Just the thought of being 'one of the girls' even for a small slice of time is eternally intriguing.
    Invading a group of women civilians is a lot of fun to think about.
    Of course, even if the event organizer is not a full fledged yenta the odds of one being part of the group are high. Something else to rattle around the old cranium.
    Thanks again,

  3. Regardless of the organizer, if your synagogue is like mine, anything that happens will somehow become everyone's business. Yentas and synagogues go together like peanut butter and jelly.

    As much fun as that event sounds, the outcome may not be worth the experience!


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