Relieved to get a break in her day, Esty jumped to answer the telephone.
“Darling, how are you? This is Momma.”
“Oh, Momma, I’m having a bad day. The baby’s upset and the dishwasher broke. I haven’t gone shopping yet, and I banged my shin so hard I’m hobbling around. The house is a mess and on top of all that, the Silversteins are coming for dinner. I don’t how I’m gonna do it.”
“Darling, Momma’s got this. Sit down and do absolutely nothing for 30 minutes except relax. I’ll do your shopping, clean up the house and cook dinner. I have a wonderful repairman for the dishwasher, and I’ll take the baby for a stroll. So stop crying, Momma’s taking care of everything. In fact, I’ll even call Moshe at the office and tell him to come home early and help out for once.”
“Moshe? Who’s Moshe?”
“Why, Moshe’s your husband… Is this 564-7721?”
“No, it’s 564-7712.”
“Oh, I’m so sorry! I have the wrong number.”
“Does this mean you’re not coming over?”
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