By now it should be obvious that we are KNEE DEEP in the End of Days. Remember the scud missiles? People turned their radio on and left it on the entire Shabbat, so as not to miss the next IMPORTANT MESSAGE. Nowadays, every second you have to tune in to your radio.
Now pay attention or you'll miss the message!
Two daughters, on separate days, went shopping in Beer Sheva to buy a dress to wear at their brother's wedding. The saleslady convinces each daughter that THIS IS THE PERFECT DRESS. Each daughter on her day hands over the money. The saleslady measures the daughter for alterations.
We haven't mentioned yet that two kids under the age of two are crying in the store. The daughter, who in this case is the mother, has run out of diapers and extra pants.
And now, a short quiz:
What do you do?
1. You cancel the order, take the money back [anyway you borrowed the money to pay for the dress], take the kids home, and wear the same dress you wore at the last brother's wedding, hoping against the impossibility that nobody remembers what you wore last time.
2. You grit your teeth, endure the screaming, and finish standing for the alterations until at last the dresses are pinned at the hem, the waist, and the sleeves. The little boy is soaking wet and it's cold outside. The little girl wants to nurse; she's almost hysterical.
3. You go home for now and start all over tomorrow morning; you know--wake up at 6, make sandwiches and bottles for the children, stow the baby stroller and tote bag under the bus, count out change while carrying both children, and struggle not to fall when the bus lurches forward.
You get off the bus, push the baby carriage with one hand, and carry the soaked little boy with the other hand.
Answer: Of course you choose number 2: wouldn't anyone?
Nevertheless, you get home and realize that this dress you just spent an hour pinning up isn't suitable for you--the color is wrong; the skirt is tight; the slit is wide. And you paid already. Pay attention.