Jul 22, 2008
Shmitta: French Fries and Onion Rings
We "took out" dinner tonight from a local burger place called "Grill Burger".
It happens to be that in our family most of us prefer Onion Rings over French Fries. So when we order the meals, we always ask for most of them with Onion Rings instead of French Fries, and then we will also get an order or two of Fries. When we get just Fries, there is always tons left over, as nobody ever finishes them.
Tonight we asked, as usual, for Onion Rings instead of Fries.
The proprietor responded that he does not have any onion rings. When asked why not, his response was, "Because of Shmitta".
It seems that there is a shortage of Onion Rings because of shmitta. I have no idea why. They have plenty of onions in the supermarket.
But that is an unexpected result of shmitta. No Onion Rings, and we had to take our order with Fries.