Tikkun Olam

As I’m checking out of Ralphs, wearing a yarmulke and tzitzit out as always, this old lady in pants says to me, “Do you believe in tikkun olam?”

“Yes,” I say.

“Then why are you using these?” she says, and points to the paper bags holding my groceries.

I give her a dismissive wave.

The Gentile checker asks me what the lady is talking about.

“She’s giving me a hard time for not bringing my own bags,” I explain.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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