Back in April we introduced you to Dalia, the (we hope not typical) Israeli character who has her own ideas about politeness and acceptable behavior in public.
Dalia may not be the typical Israeli, but if you've spent any time there, it's likely that you've met her or someone very much like her. Dalia is the creation of Deb Kaye, one of the principal performers in the Jerusalem-based HaHafuch comedy and improv troupe that we've featured many times on Jewish Humor Central.
This time Deb has gone out on her own to produce a series of skits called Rega Israel. Rega is the most popular saying in Israel, literally meaning "Just a minute." It's now a new comedy web series offering a taste of funny happenings in Israel, viewed through the perspective of satire and parody.
April's skit took place in a coffee shop. Today's skit is in an Israeli supermarket where Dalia gives new meaning to rudeness and selfishness. In the span of a few minutes, she
- grabs another shopper's cart, or trolley (Carts in Israel are sometimes in short supply)
- removes the leaves from a head of cauliflower to avoid paying for them (by weight)
- talks loudly on her cellphone while complaining about another shopper talking (quietly) on his phone
- opens multipacks of toilet paper to see which one is the softest
- flirts with a clerk
- gets in the express lane with four items and then proceeds to fill up the cart
- finds a cart blocking her car in the parking lot and moves it to block another car
Just another day in the life of Dalia. We'll be watching for more episodes.
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