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Too Many Schmucks and Not Enough Wine

Schmuck, a Yiddish word, has a range of meaning depending on context. In its most innocuous use, a schmuck is a person who does a stupid thing, in which case “dumb schmuck” is the appropriate expression.

A schmuck’s behavior ranges from pesky and inconsiderate, to obnoxious and manipulative. A schmuck’s personality type ranges from jerk to bastard.

Schmucky behaviour also falls within a range of intentionality. Some schmucks carefully plan their bad behavior, some only a little, and some not at all. For example, the bastard may spend considerable time planning his bad deeds. In contrast, the dumb schmuck and the pesky behave badly without any forethought.

A gorgeous new friend of mine shared with me the above definition whilst I was struggling with a certain few schmucks who shall remain nameless.  It caused me to chuckle loudly, and then snicker quietly.  And it continues to do so (as I sit here typing with a little smile on my dial).

According to the above definition, the schmucks in question cover the entire range of schmuck, so I am one very lucky girl indeed!

In case you too ever have to deal with someone schmucky, I have happened upon a really good tonic.  It’s called wine. Wine makes everything better.  At the moment I’m pondering my choice of wine for the evening and I’m thinking bubbles…yes, that will top of my week nicely!  Bubbles solves everything.



  • Melissa
    February 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Here, here and cheers to you!

  • Karen
    February 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Bubbles can be a darned fine schmuck neutraliser – mind you, so can a long walk. Mmm, long walk and bubbles – perfect!

    • Janine Ripper
      February 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Oooo – add into that equation a good girl friend for a vent session and it’s perfect!

  • Harleena Singh
    February 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Cheers to you as well Janine – hope you love the wine 🙂

  • Barbara
    February 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Cheers, my dear! I wonder now who the schmuck of the week was!

    • Janine Ripper
      February 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Well Barbara, it was a close race between 3…they may have tied for 1st place.

  • MuMuGB
    February 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Cheers to that! I find that chocolate helps too…

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