It isn’t Friday, so this isn’t really a repost, but Blobby’s post about people engaging her for no particularly good reason reminds me of the other things you can do to get engaged before your time.
- Dress up a couple of times
- Do your hair/makeup a little more often or more extensively
- Lose weight
- Be unavailable for telephone conversation for a couple of weeks
- Be busy in the evenings more often than usual
- Examine household items in the store
- Smile to yourself a lot
- Say “I have great news!” or something along those lines
- Tell people that you’re busy
Right before I got engaged, I saw one of my high school teachers at a wedding. She gave me this big hug and whispered to me, “You look great – what’s his name?” L’maisa, I was going out and got unofficially engaged a few days later, but I was still shocked that she could tell so easily. Maybe there really is something to it…
Don’t forget the “someone told me thing” – you’ve mentioned that before.
Whoops, I mean ‘the “someone told me” thing.’
“Can’t a person gain a little weight around here?” is what happens after you’re married. Seriously, you gain 2 pounds,and suddenly everyone is on belly-watch.
Other things you can’t do after you get married if you don’t want the tongues wagging:
-Be tired (if you are, don’t say so)
-Be nauseous (keep quiet about your lunch not agreeing with you)
-Pee more than 3 times while in the company of others
-Mention ANY sort of ache, pain, or discomfort
Also, married women (even in our 40s) have to avoid wearing any cute babydoll top, no matter how much they’re in style. A dress without a defined waist? Think twice.
Thanks for the link. Although, that story didn’t happen to me. A reader told me. Although, if I protest again people will probably think I’m protesting too much. I did lose a bit of weight, but nobody would dare accuse me of something lile loosing weight for a guy.
Baruch atah hashem….sheloh asani isha 🙂
You forgot: 1. Getting a manicure on a weekday 2. shopping for a dress.
You forgot the most important one! Taking a hiatus from blogging! 😛 Okay, maybe that is a function of a paranoid readership… 😉
SiBaW – you totally beat me to the punch 🙂 I’ve seen it several times already…
Tesyaa, a friend of mine recently mentioned that one. She intended to avoid such tops after that.
You can add shop for lingerie. Way before I was engaged, I accompanied my mother to such a shop. She wanted to buy a robe for her mother. But just being there makes one a suspect. Also buying white shoes is taken as a sure sign. I remember picking out a pair of white pumps I wanted for summer and was asked by a sheitel-wearing customer if I was a kallah. I wasn’t, but I did use the shoes at my wedding. No rule that the shoes have to be new. You hardly see them anyway.