Over the weekend, SZ shared the following story and graciously agreed to let me post it here on Our Shiputzim:
The custom in SZ’s company - as is the case in many Israeli workplaces – is that when one has a birthday, one bakes or buys a birthday cake for one’s colleagues.
Thus, when one of SZ’s coworkers recently celebrated his birthday, he brought in a cake.
Then, in deference to the religiously-observant employees in the department, he thoughtfully placed a small sign - in both Hebrew and English - next to the cake, which read:
כשר – חלבי
Kosher – Lactic
Four words: translation software strikes again…