Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ham for Hanukkah

Oy, Vey! Talk about a faux pas! It seems well-known New York grocer, Balducci's, has some unorthodox ideas about how to celebrate Hanukkah. A shopper spotted the sign "Delicious for Chanukah--Boneless Spiral Ham" and couldn't resist taking a picture of the bone-headed blunder (right), no doubt committed by some clueless goyishe meat clerk. The story has been making the rounds in the New York papers and local television stations.

Non-plussed by the mistake, most Jews interviewed for the story seem to be taking it in stride getting a good laugh out of it rather than being offended. Balducci's issued an apology via their website and said they would be re-training their employees. Yeah--that'd be good.



At 4:59 PM, Blogger Andy Rosenberg said...

What? No ham at my Tante Nancy's table this year?
The "Hannukah Nazis" better not take away my lobster rolls!

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Matt said...

My Jewish friends thought this was hysterical! And in the right frame of mind, what a great advertising campaign for Balducci's.

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

This is one of the reasons why I couldn't convert.....I love ham! ;)

But a potato knish is nice too.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger TCho said...

that's hilarious!

At 5:42 PM, Blogger ZenDenizen said...

That's right up there with Prime Rib for Diwali and Champagne for Eid.


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