Sunday, April 8, 2018

Definition of Chutzpah

Hat Tip: eg1

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts and arrogance.
It's Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, "No other word and no other language can do it justice."
Read the story below and you will understand.
And the mustard is EXTRA!
A little old lady sold pretzels on a mid-town street corner for 25 cents each. Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel.

This went on for more than three years. The two of them never spoke.

One day, as the young man passed the old lady's stand and left his usual quarter, the pretzel lady spoke to him.

Without blinking an eye she said:

"They're 35 cents now."

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