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 was on my way to the gym to swim with the kids and I was stopped at a cross walk and I saw a guy with a sign. I looked at the sign and I read it over and over again. It said, “your wonderful.” I looked for the cup to collect change. There wasn’t one. I waited for the guy to ask me to roll down my window for money. He didn’t. He just waved and pointed at the sign. Then he smiled.
I drove away. I was a little perplexed. Why would anyone sit out in the damp and cold weather with a sign? The answer is simple they have Chutzpah. He believes in people. He doesn’t care who you are, what you do, what you own or do not own, and he isn’t afraid to be himself. I questioned myself the conclusions I drew were influenced by society if only I was able to see the good in the world like this guy! Hey Mr. You are the Wonderful sign holding guy! Thanks and back at you!