the Jill Goldberg Award for Political Incorrectness #2

I have finally found someone worthy enough to receive the second Jill Goldberg Award for Political Incorrectness* (apart from Mr Trump, of course, but he’s just too easy, plus he already holds the emeritus position).

toilet paper award

Today’s winner is a woman who saw my couch throws at a market and asked if I could make one for her to fit her couch exactly the way she wanted it. She’d had a throw specially made before (by someone else), but it turned out to be way too big and, when she asked them to make it smaller, it turned out to be way too small. Clearly she wasn’t good with a tape measure, so I suggested I pop in at her house and measure the thing myself. Which I did. We talked about colours and textures and got along just fine, until it was time for me to leave.

She walked me outside to my car. There was a buzz of activity at the huge house across the road – construction vehicles, piles of bricks, painters, men in safety hats huddled in groups, armed guards, etc. So I said, Ah, looks like they’re having some changes made to their house – but what’s with the four armed guards?

Customer: Yes, so noisy, it drives us all crazy. They’re having a third floor built, so we’re going to lose our sea view altogether. No-one knows what they do, probably drugs, there’s a permanent team of four guards, sometimes with dogs.

Me: Wow, sounds serious. Maybe they’re diamond merchants or politicians or something?

Customer: Could be. But they’re Jews, of course, so they could be involved in anything. And that’s how they got the planning permission to build so high right in front of us – the rest of the road is also full of Jews so they all band together. They said, don’t use our names but here’s money towards legal costs if you need it. Real Jews, you know.

Me: Real Jews? As opposed to, what, fake Jews?

Customer: Ja, real Jews, so there’s nothing we can do. They’ve got everything all stitched up. People with money can make happen whatever they want.

Me: Ah yes, of course, so many members of our own government are wonderful role models for that! But getting back to the Jews: as my ex-husband, Aaron Rabinowitz**, used to say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stretch to four floors, actually – sounds like they might need permanent accommodation for the guards.

* Awards are made to whomever I want and whenever I feel like it, and I am the only judge. The results are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

**Name changed to protect my ex-husband, who real name is even more “Jewish” than the made-up one!

18 thoughts on “the Jill Goldberg Award for Political Incorrectness #2

  1. Gwenni

    No argument there, she is definitely the winner of your award!!
    Really! I have no words to describe how I feel.

  2. katechiconi

    You know… make that throw and deliver it, but make sure there are plenty of pins buried in the seams. Or call her back and tell her the price has doubled because, you know, with the right surname you can charge what you like. People like her give idiots a bad name.

      1. katechiconi

        She was probably muttering something racist as she put the phone down. Still, you’re spared any future contact with the creature. Hope the neighbours get the extra floor and some really loud barking guard dogs.

  3. The Snail of Happiness

    It always astonishes me that people say things like this… I guess that viewpoint is so ‘normal’ to her that she didn’t see anything wrong with expressing it. She doesn’t deserve your time and hard work.

  4. Rainbow Junkie

    Just heard item this morning saying lots of Jews are thinking of leaving Britain because of anti-Jewish feeling. Wonder what people have against them? Mind you sermon this morning was about the healing of the Canaanite woman’s daughter and included the observation about how Jews liked to keep themselves apart from non-Jews. Not sure if that still applies. I suppose people might not like them if they feel they are stand-offish.

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      I have a Muslim neighbour, who is occasionally stand-offish. But I don’t generalise about all Muslims and assume they are all the same; she is most likely to be as stand-offish if she was a Catholic or a Jehovah’s Witness.

  5. Patch

    “Real Jews. As opposed to what, fake Jews?”…. ha ha haaaaa! She just didn’t get it did she. Stupid woman. People just astound me sometimes.


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