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.
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 Words
I have a couple of pet peeves. I think we all do. I hate when people wear flip flops with socks. What is the point of having on flip flops if you are going to cover your feet? One of my big pet peeves is when the toilet seat is left up. This has become commonplace in our house so I decided to confront the most obvious offender, my son. I asked him to put the seat down. He smiled and said, “Mom, there are more boys now than girls. This means we rule.” I think my years of debate paid off when I replied, “I am the queen of this castle and I enjoy sitting on my throne so do as I say because I am the one who buys your food, packs your lunches, picks out your clothes, helps with your homework, and drives you all over town for parties.” Then I said, “If it was not for me there would never be toilet paper in the bathroom or in this house for that matter.” He just smiled. The hands on the hips and the authority in his voice was too much. I had to suppress a giggle over his reasoning and give him my chutzpah moment of the week. Although I still look before I sit, the problem has been resolved!
What is your favorite Kid’s chutzpah moment of the week?