Shidduch resume, that is.
DIP3's resume is "different".
instead of writing "summer jobs", it says, "how she spent her youth"
instead of writing "our mechutanim", it says "our new family"
And the clincher that is causing angst and concern by some well meaning friends...
instead of writing that creative, all tellling, very descriptive word "references", I wrote (please prepare yourself for daring, on the edge, risque language) "the people who know and love her".
to back up:
Some good dear friends, very well meaning, have DIP3's best interests at heart, have told me her shidduch resume is too out of the box. Too different, unusual, too much let's make the effort to be different.
So I admit, yes, that's why I wrote it up more creatively.
her personal info (birthday, height, phone #)
how she spent her youth ( summers)
where she went to school
her family (as it sounds: parents, siblings)
what she's doing now (name of schooling/degree)
our new family
the people who know and love her
So please tell me what you think:
does a resume like this indicate extreme effort to be wierdly different and radically dramatically in your face different to the point where you would automatically look and say "ewww! what wierdo people, SOOOOO not for us, I'm not even going to make one phone call to find out what these people are about"?
Or do you look at it and say, "Oh, cute, a little kitchy, whatever, I know the principal, I'll call her!"?
To me? It weeds out those families who are not like us. Who feel threatened or insecure if a list of names is written a little bit differently.
To paraphrase my sister The Eitza Lady, "I don't think Hashem, who orchestrates all shidduchim, will allow a potential shidduch to pass by because of the way you wrote a list of names. "
Hashem doesn't have a hidden agenda, and neither do we. We just want a boy (or a mother) who will look at this resume, squeal with delight and say, "How cute, a little different, the girl must have personality, I love it!"
Which by the way, I think WAS a deciding factor in DIP1 and DIP2's shidduchim. My sons-in-laws' mothers loved their resume.