Amazon Prime Meets Urgent Needs

After some bad sushi, Amazon was there for me.

Amazon Prime now recognizes the occasionally dire bathroom needs of its Prime customers with a new service in conjunction with mr. john, a port-a-potty style business. Upon recognizing that I was in distress after eating some foul-smelling sushi, I placed my order on the Amazon app and, lo and behold, mr. john appeared (see above) and made its services available until I was safely in range of the home-based facilities. For those of us who suffer with these urgencies (yes, you), Amazon has stepped in to meet a need that is oft given short shrift.

Torah Shopping

Wouldn’t it be cool to have your own Torah? I thought so.

I spend way too much time on Amazon, either buying things or adding to my ever-expanding wishlist. How cool would it be to have your own Torah? I became mildly obsessed with the notion. Amazon? Yes! I knew it would be a pricey proposition but what struck me was not the $28,000 price tag or the $19.49 shipping (I am barely able to resist from making an anti-semitic comment about negotiating the price and/or why there isn’t free shipping on this item, but I will refrain). What caught my eye was the condition: Used – Like New. I think I would have preferred: New – Like Used. New?

FullSizeRenderI had the unique opportunity with quill in hand to insert a letter into a newly written Torah. I will be 642 years old when it is complete. I don’t think I should have to wait that long.