Monday, June 18, 2007

tremping boys

Yesterday on my way home from work I gave a ride to 2 teenagers from Acco to Nahariya. We're talking as we're driving and one of them asks me if I know where Khanita is. I told him it is right on the border. He completely starts to flip out. What, they think I'm a fighter, are they crazy, there's no way. After he calmed down he explained that they told him he was doing gaurd duty on Khanita, and he had no idea where it was. Apparantly, he is in the army and not in a fighting unit. He wanted to know which border it was on. I asked him if he knew where Nahariya was? Because we were 15 minutes from the border at that time. He answers, how am I supposed to know? This is a completely Israeli kid, sefardi, wearing a kippa asimon, and he has no idea where in the country Nahariya is. I dropped them off and told him that the border was getting hot and he should enjoy his time in Khanita. Poor kid. I laughed the entire way home.

13 comments:

Rafi G said...

poor kid.

Veev said...

Yeah, I'm sure you'll be laughing when D, E, Y, N, J, and S will be scared on their first assignment. I know I will...

rockofgalilee said...

Shouldn't J and S have ? next to their names? and if ewveryone else is here, A will probably be in the army at sometime also.
In any case, I wasn't laughing at the fear, I was laughing that the poor kid didn't know where in the country he was.

mom said...

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mom said...

also the other s
I don't look forward to any of this

docyaak said...
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docyaak said...

j and s should stay put and when d and e and y and n and S T go out to fight j and s and y and d and little A with a helmet on his head can support them with their israeli flags in the windows

bella who said...

yea, but as you said in your other post
they will be soldiers not individuals.
their mission is to protect their country.

Difficult to think that way when its your kids
itsnt it

rockofgalilee said...

It is difficult to think that way, but it is better then the alternative. The alternative is to babysit your grown children and live in fear constantly that the next boom will kill someone else who you know.

Anonymous said...

I think your home place classifies as a town or city, not a village.

Just Shu said...

took me a second to realize who J and S were.

Heidi said...

I think I am following this post... but why was there no mention of N,A,Y,N(2)and A(2) going to the army?

Rolling hills of green said...

Sherut Leumi, hopefully.