Essex and Grand St., January 2008
Overheard at a bakery on the Lower East Side:
Owner: Oy. Gesheft [business].
Customer 1 looks at him.
Owner: A lot of simonim [signs] that moshiach is coming.
Customer 1: Which ones? Do you know any that we don't?
Owner: The world ... the Zoyher [Zohar] ....
Customer 1: Yes, I read.
Owner: It says someone will become melekh [king] who is not fit to be melekh.
Customer 1: Yes, yes.
Customer 2 [objecting in some way]: I'm not saying he's good but ...
Customer 1: He has no more qualification to be president than you!