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The Matchmaker Doesn’t Lie

Isaac goes to his shadchan and says, "I must complain about that date you set up for me last week."

"Oy!" says the shadchan. "So didn't your date with her go well?"

"Going well had nothing to do with it," replies Isaac. "I trusted you to find me a girl who closely matched all my needs."

"I thought I had," says the shadchan. "You asked for someone with beauty, intelligence and a love of music. Someone brought up in a well-respected family. Am I correct?"

"Yes, that's correct," replies Isaac.

"So wasn't she as beautiful as I said she was?" asks the shadchan.

"Yes," replies Isaac, "she was very beautiful indeed."

"And wasn't she as intelligent as I said she was?" asks the shadchan.

"Yes," replies Isaac, "she was very clever indeed."

"And wasn't she a brilliant pianist as I said she was?" asks the shadchan.

"Yes," replies Isaac, "she played Chopin exceedingly well."

"So what's the problem, then?" asks the shadchan. "I'm confused."

"My problem," replies Isaac "has to do with the well-respected family requirement. You told me that her father was no longer with us. But I discovered that this is not true. He has been in jail for the past 5 years for fraud."

"Nu? So did I lie to you?" says the shadchan. "He’s no longer with us. He’s with the other inmates at Rickers Island.”

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