here's the deal: my cousin called me up with yet another one of her "OMG-YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME" stories.
She was walking down her block when a lady in the community stopped her car and told her she needed to speak with her. She told the lady she was on her way home and the lady can reach her then. She figured this woman would call her on the phone to talk, however, within a few minutes of her dumping her bags on the floor, this woman rang her doorbell. She goes to the door and the lady is smiling at her. Not a regular 5 second smile, but a LARGE, FAKE, make-you-feel-awkward smile that is everlasting. She shows the woman in and closes the door behind her. The woman, still smiling, remains at the front door and look up at my cousin.
She then tells my cousin 'you know I have guts' and puts her smile back on. My cousin just looks at her and doesn't know what to say, so she just smiles back, a quick, short smile. The woman tells my cousin she has a Shidduch for her. She then goes back to the nevereding smile.
There is awkward silence and she asks my cousin if she should speak to her directly or rather her mom. My cousin says, it makes no difference as her mom discusses all shidduchim with her either way. The woman smiles, looks up and says 'It's my son'.
-------silence reigns the room------other than that million watt smile coming from the lady, aka the boy's mom, my cousin doesn't know what to do or say so she pastes a fake smile on her face and remains calm.
The lady goes on giving more details about her son and she tells my cousin that it is a compliment that she, the boy's mom, thinks my cousin is good enough for her son.
Basically, she went on and on about her son and told my cousin to discuss it with her mom and call this lady back. Also, this lady lives a few blocks away, and works together with my cousin on a few communal projects during the year, which means they see each other quite ofen.
Now, this may sound biased, but for those of you who KNOW me, know that I am a total honest person, so lemme just explain that my cousin is a beautiful, skinny, tall, smart, talented, girl. This lady's son is short, heavy, no looks, no brains, and I don't wanna say 'off the derech', so I'll just say 'dancing on the borderline....'
So, if you were the one answering the door.....How would you react?