Chutzpah: They Said What?

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.

chutzpah

Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut

I have to admit I have a tendency to speak before thinking. I am sure this must happen to others. Lately, all the people who stare at your baby and say “he looks nothing like you” get on my nerves. I have to admit the baby looks like my husband. I have been known to deny his resemblance to my husband though! I instead remark “That’s funny he should look like the mailman, UPS guy, etc.” I just like to see the look on  people’s faces. I know I have chutzpah…. What have you done lately just to get a rise out of someone?




Comments

  1. says

    Hi Amee,

    I so get you on this! My daughter is a total ‘mini me’ and on the outside looks nothing like my husband (her father). But personality wise, she is all him! When he travels with her he takes her Passport b/c he is always stopped since they look nothing alike.

    I’m no longer surprised at how rude people can be with regard to this.

    But, I have a few friends who have adopted children and they said it gets better. Although, I don’t want people to first assume my daughter is adopted when she’s with her daddy. Lessons to learn! Chutzpah to have!
    .-= Sara at Saving For Someday´s last blog ..Sometime You Just Have to Pay the WoMan =-.

  2. Jennifer W says

    When my first child was born while still in the delivery room and later on in my hospital room all the staff kept telling me my son didn’t look anything like me and was I sure he was mine! I was like, did you not just see him come out of me? Did you notice when you turn out the lights that both of us glow in the dark (we are both very white)? I knew he looked like his dad but come on!

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