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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2019, 11:10:36 AM »
Back to the topic of the thread, Chabad bochur edition:

-The amount of extraneous paraphernalia in your tefillin bag.
-Carrying around a UPS or FedEx envelope.
-The thickness of your mikvah bag (back in the day, Judaica World bags were the stuff)

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-matching colorful socks, scarf and sweater
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2019, 11:25:52 AM »
Back to the topic of the thread, Chabad bochur edition:

-The amount of extraneous paraphernalia in your tefillin bag.
-Carrying around a UPS or FedEx envelope.
-The thickness of your mikvah bag (back in the day, Judaica World bags were the stuff)
1 & 2 definitely.

Might I add having a key to 788 or some locked door or office in 770 or local Yeshiva. As well as a 770 locker in a highly desirable location (or better yet, under one of the Bimahs or bookcases). - Some people never outgrow having those as status symbols.

Not 100% sure what is meant by #3. Do you mean the thickness of the plastic as measured in microns? If so I would assume that it's a totally different category of status symbol than the first two, as it seems to focused on gashmius and Olam Haze luxuries, rather than chassidishe paraphernalia.

Wannabe Chabad Light bochur edition:
Palestine doesn't exist!
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2019, 12:26:22 PM »

Not 100% sure what is meant by #3. Do you mean the thickness of the plastic as measured in microns? If so I would assume that it's a totally different category of status symbol than the first two, as it seems to focused on gashmius and Olam Haze luxuries, rather than chassidishe paraphernalia.

Yes, the thickness of the plastic. Nothing to do with being a megusham. You need to make sure your stuff doesn't fall out the bag. The guy with the Gap bag that had a drawstring - he was a megusham.

Palestine doesn't exist!

I felt dirty using the term, but I needed a quick and easy description.
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2019, 04:59:30 PM »
I walked out of shul in Lakewood to use the bathroom towards the end of mussaf today and there were a bunch of upper 20s- lower 30’s age working guys in the hall talking about teslas- range, battery performance etc. I can tell you that if someone would have brought up a Camry in that conversation it would not have gone well....

If having a Tesla is not a status symbal, being conversant in all things Tesla definitely is....

Staying inside shul until mussaf is over. Was a status symbol of being a big boy when I turned 12....

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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2019, 05:09:41 PM »
I identify by how many hot dogs I can eat in one go
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2019, 05:17:03 PM »
I identify by how many hot dogs I can eat in one go
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2019, 05:17:53 PM »
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 05:24:33 PM »
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 05:32:11 PM »
Staying inside shul until mussaf is over. Was a status symbol of being a big boy when I turned 12....
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2019, 05:32:48 PM »
Probably deserves its own topic. I’ve come across many status symbols in different communities and types. For some people it’s how many chats they are on. For others it may be where they shop, what stroller they push etc. I remember talking with a group of guys and I mentioned a conversation  I had at the TU Conference one year and I got this look and a couple of comments from the crowd like “your one of those guys”.

My sister is part of a group where the vast majority go to pesach hotels. There was a conversation about the various options and my sister mentioned that she had decided to stay home this year. Dead silence.

For some the status symbol is what they won’t do. “You won’t catch me walking into THAT store. I don’t eat any shechita other than pelleh. When I go to a chasunah I ask for fish.”

What status symbols have you come across?

I would love to keep this and make a new thread and retitle: "has our community become too materialistic?"

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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2019, 05:50:45 PM »
I would love to keep this and make a new thread and retitle: "has our community become too materialistic?"
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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2019, 06:00:29 PM »
I would love to keep this and make a new thread and retitle: "has our community become too materialistic?"

This thread was an offshoot of the one on over the top purim party’s. That was the one on materialism. This thread is focused on status symbols.

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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2019, 06:12:00 PM »
Staying inside shul until mussaf is over. Was a status symbol of being a big boy when I turned 12....

And if you come back in 20 years you will find the children of these guys hanging out in the hall faithfully following the “mesorah” they observed by their fathers. Sad. These guys don’t realize that it’s not about them. They are modeling for their children, and perhaps even their grandchildren. They can tell their kids to go into shul and look in the siddur but their kids know what’s really important. Actions always speak louder than words.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQZl5yfUv0


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Re: What’s YOUR status symbol
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2019, 08:18:30 PM »
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