Nothing like a long standing love affair in a new residence ….
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
The First Day in the Life of Moishe and Geetel in Their New Apartment in The Bronx
You rented a 5-story walk-up?
It’s beautiful brick, and overlooks a Japanese Garden.
Putz. The pond’s green, the willow tree’s dead, and the walk-up’ll kill me.
It’s November, Geetel, the tree’s supposed to be dead. So the pond has algae. And, the walk-up won’t kill you.
Oh yeah? But a knife to your heart, like the one you’re putting in mine, will.
Where’s the challah knife, I’ll do it now.
Moishe, lower your voice, or you’ll get us thrown out of this apartment, too.
Oy! Like it’s always my fault? Shush, Geetel, watch the view.
View, snhmoo, you’re still a putz, Moishe.
Bitch, bitch, complain, complain! Such a couple! 🙂
Isn’t every couple like that, give or take a few a few octaves?
I would tend to agree and those who don’t are probably at the “total indifference stage” and shouldn’t even be together!
Under it all, they love each other really 🙂
You felt it, too.
Watch out, here comes the flying frying pan.
You heard it, huh?
Ha ha ja. A great story. Never happy huh?
Whaddya mean? … always happy being never happy.
Life is just a joyous series of complaints.
Dear Randy Shmandy,
I loved the voices. In fact I’m pretty sure I know them.
Dear Schvester Shelley Belly,
Nu? You hear voices?
Dear Randy Shmandy,
I recognize the voices in this story. In fact I think I know these people. Since this is my second attempt at a comment, you might be getting two from me. Take your pick.
The old saying of “three strikes and your out” doesn’t hold water here.
In fact, nothing holds water here. All the buckets have holes and none of us play baseball anyways.
So, go ahead, write a third comment and make my day..
Clint and Groucho
Great snapshot of an everyday relationship. Great dialogue as well.
Finally, a relationship aficionado. You get it!
Reminds me of neighbours in the past. Good use of dialogue.
Did my wife and I live near you?
I really enjoyed the dialogue, in fact, I could even see hand gestures!
So – now you’re seeing things as well as hearing them?
Audio and visual hallucinations….hmmmm.
Jews! Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Pass me the goddamned challah, putz!
Oy. Now he’s ordering me around. Nu. Nothing’s wrong with your hands that I can see. You want challie? Get up off your tuchas and get your own challie, shmendrick.
And the nix that reference to Jews. Hitler tried that line onstage during his early stand-up comedy career. Wasn’t funny then, not funny now. I’m not sure wives are a good target anymore either. Certainly not women in general as the object in that humorless line, which your friend, Trump, is providing fertile ground for learning about. Excuse the fertile pun.
You maybe want some honey with your challah?
Great voices – sound like a couple who have been together a VERY long time. I know a few like this, every word out of their mouths is a complaint – I always hope there’s a sliver of love buried under the hours of bitching. Great tale 🙂
You can’t bitch that much without the same level of attachment.
Notice I didn’t write, love. Although I think that the two often amount to the same thing.
Otherwise, why stay and fight?
Maybe peopl just get to a point where they can’t be bothered to leave each other. They like the lifestyle they’ve built together and it’s too hard to extricate themselves from it. Or am I being cynical?
Certainly not cynical. Insightful, descriptive, empathic.
But these folks you describe generally have reached a truce, leaving each other alone, distance themselves, fight only rarely, and try to maintain a certain status quo. They don’t use fighting as a means of communicating or relating to each other.
True. A truce can be had, an unspoken agreement that they will muddle along until one of them gives up the ghost. It’s the couples I see who constantly snipe, never have a good thing to say about one another. Must be terrifically hurtful.
Yes, it can be and often is. Thanks for the discussion. I liked it. Randy
Thanks Randy. Me too 🙂
As if it wasn’t bad enough to live next to someone who always complains, but to move in with them? That won’t make the walk up fun.
Who’s moving in with them?
Shew these two need separate apartments! Lol
Might work, but then again, they might miss each other, too.
Seems like their relationship will endure. Or not. Great voices.
yes or no.
Thanks for the comment about voices. Randy
If I was that guy, I’d hide the knives. I know how she feels in a way. We live in a fourth floor flat with no elevator. Good writing, Randy. 😀 — Suzanne
Does your comment, “I know how she feels in a way..” mean that I should now warn your significant other?
HELP! WATCH OUT! BE CAREFUL!!!!!
There is love in there somewhere. Nicely done!
There is, isn’t there? Glad you could see it.