Nice Girl

Nice Girl sounds like a horse in the fifth at Hialeah.  images-2

I’m actually, with veiled modesty, talking about me.  Yesterday I found a letter in my mailbox addressed to the Esther Meyowitz Passover Fund in Bayside Queens.  How it got to me is a mystery, and I must remember to ask my mailman if he fell on his head.

Though a crime, I opened it finding a check for 25 dollars from a Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greenblatt.  How nice, I thought, they were sending a tithe in memory of Esther I just assumed was no longer with us.

I did what any nice, nutty girl would have done – went upstairs, wrapped the check in Kleenex to divert any thieves, and resent it to the fund adding an anonymous ten dollars that happened to be my laundry money.

By this time, I felt I kind of knew Esther.

I then took a mini survey to ask what others would have done if they found the Greenblatt’s check in their mailbox.

I got 5, are you crazies.

3, you opened it?

2, would have left it for the mailman (who might have sent it to Peru) and…

1, get a fucking life Susannah.

But before I could feel stupid I heard Esther say, thank you Susannah.

imagesShalom, peace in Hebrew.

Written for Lori Waterhouse, my favorite nice, Jewish girl.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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31 Responses to Nice Girl

  1. This is why I like you Susannah! :o)


  2. micklively says:

    Greenblatt versus Bianchi: it’s so easy to see how the postman got confused. 😉


  3. edwardcres says:

    You’re unquestionably a better person; I’d have marked the letter “Mis-delivered” and done the laundry.


  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, you did good. And I love the Kleenex bit!


  5. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    Nice girl in the fifth… race at Hialeah…….very funny, dry..laughed for 2 minutes !


  6. Yep you are one crazy (nice) chick!


  7. Elle Knowles says:

    By you committing that crime Susannah they received an extra $10. And your laundry won’t get done now. Who wants to do laundry anyway? Lol! Hopefully this will get to the right address! Yes, that was a very nice thing to do. ~Elle


  8. I doubt I would have added the $10, but I find it nice that you did.
    Nothing wrong with spreading positive energy all around.


  9. Well, I probably would have left it for the mailman, but I like your idea better. It’ll give the people getting it an interesting story to tell if nothing else, unless they read this blog post. 🙂


  10. Nice Girl is seriously a great race horse name…hahaha!
    Yes you’re crazy….crazy kind!
    Good Karma goes a long way!


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