.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: November 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

A blessing can work miracles.

So this guy who works as a busser at my work comes up to me yesterday, and asks me if the salt we use to rim our glasses is kosher. I say, "I dunno, let me check."
The Margarita salt is kosher, it turns out. So I figure, I'll bite...
"Why do you need to know?"
"Well, I'm going to be bartending at this function, and I want to make sure I know what I'm doing," he says.
Naturally, I ask, "Is it a Jewish function or something?"
"No," he says, "Why?"
I told him that it was the only reason I could think of as to why he'd need to know whether or not the salt was kosher.
He says, "I just want to make sure the salt sticks to the glass."
"I just want to make sure the salt sticks to the glass," he says again.
"You do know what kosher means, don't you?" I ask, thinking he may have gotten his definitions crossed.
"Yeah, it's when the salt is blessed."
Okay, so he understands what kosher means, yet he thinks that the salt needs to be kosher in order to stick to the glass... I'm missing something.
"So, you think that a blessing will get the salt to stick to the glass?"
"Well..." he says with a confused look on his face. "Well I just want to make sure it sticks. I want to make sure I'm doing everything right. So you use kosher salt. Good to know." And he walks away.
?!?!?! Ever heard of using lime juice, or even water to get the salt to stick to the rim? Good luck getting through life, buddy.