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Thread: Now That's CHUTZPAH...

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    Now That's CHUTZPAH...

    Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance; Leo Rosten writes, "no other word, and no other language, can do it justice."

    This example is better than 1,000 words.

    THE ESSENCE OF CHUTZPAH...



    A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each.

    Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel.

    This went on for more than 3 years. The two of them never spoke. One day, as the young man passed the old lady's stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel lady spoke to him.

    Without blinking an eye she said: "They're 35 cents now."
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    Hey i agree with her. You get nothing if you dont ask.

    Most salesman forget to ask for the order. How is the client expected to know you want it.

    There is nothing to beat the Yiddish expressions.
    cheers

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