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(The New York Times)   A hurricane just hit your city, and one of the staff at your deli is laid up at home in his 24th floor apartment in desperate need of some lox. Sliced thin. You need somebody to schlep up those 24 floors. Luckily for you, there's a Sherpa handy   ( nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, russ, Mr. Sherpa, Russ & Daughters, employment agency, Yiddish  
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2012-11-10 12:44:29 AM  
4 votes:
The sherpa didn't need to schlep, yeti still did

/lox of luck
2012-11-10 06:27:51 AM  
2 votes:
HA ha! My plot to secretly stockpile authentic Sherpas and deploy them at high prices during an extended blackout in a city full of high rise buildings has finally paid off!

And just to pick a point, the family pronunciation of that name goes Eve-rest, not Ever-rest.
2012-11-10 04:46:58 AM  
2 votes:
"When customers ask how someone from Nepal wound up serving lox," he said, "I tell them I'm from Katman-Jew."


I don't think he's going to find the Catskills all that challenging.
2012-11-10 10:25:43 AM  
1 vote:

NewportBarGuy: These are stories that make America cool.


"A Chinatown employment agency found him a job at Sable's smoked fish shop on the Upper East Side. After 18 months he was hired by Russ & Daughters, where he learned how to work quickly during the High Holy Days rush, and picked up some Yiddish from Jose and Herman, two Dominican immigrants who have each worked in the shop for more than 30 years."

2012-11-10 07:08:16 AM  
1 vote:
But no one speaks of Brooklyn Joel who schlepped his way across the USA to work at the Manishevitz Vineyard, got married and is now the only Orthodox Sherpa in all the Himalayas.
2012-11-10 06:19:31 AM  
1 vote:
Man, don't those sherpas Everest?
2012-11-10 05:23:55 AM  
1 vote:
Did you know Tenzing Norgay's last name wasn't actually Norgay?

Sir Edmund Hillary kept trying to put the moves on him in their tent on the side of Mt. Everest, and he would jump up and back away and say "Tanzing Norgay! Tenzing Norgay!"

True sh*t, homies.
2012-11-10 05:18:38 AM  
1 vote:
Careful you might get sherpies.
2012-11-10 12:29:57 AM  
1 vote:
Fark needs a Schleppy tag.
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