Friday, September 14, 2007

Rosh Hashanah

Today ends Rosh Hashanah, or, as one of the guys my company is working with put it- Roshomon. Now, everyone knows my industry is run by liberal Jews, so yesterday was supposed to be a day off for me. My boss wasn't coming into work, and neither were any of the agents and producer-types that we deal with. As an interesting side note, after sundown on Wednesday, the only calls we got in our office were from people with last names starting with "Mc" (McKittrick, McKnight, McCarthy). Seems the Irish don't think about the Jewish New Year much.

It also turns out that most of the Jews I know don't think much about it earlier. On Wednesday, everyone was talking about "Observing" and spending the day off with their families, away from work. On Thursday, well...they may not have been in the office, but that doesn't mean they weren't working. The way this works is that an executive calls their assistant from their cell phone, then the assistant calls someone else's assistant, who in turn calls their executive on cell phone, and the assistants patch it through as a conference call. Apparently this is easier than one person just calling the other on their cells directly. It makes easy things much more complicated, and I ended up having a surprisingly busy day yesterday. I think Yom Kippur will be different. Everyone seems to agree that that holiday is way more important and that they shouldn't be working. We'll see.

In other news, big congratulations to my brother who announced his engagement yesterday! I don't know Ronni yet, but she always posts very nice comments on my blog and I'm sure she's a lovely girl. Mazel Tov!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Eli! :)

    In a couple of months, you'll be able to say you know me.