This Just In....
"I know it is waaaaaaaay too late for a 'only in Israel' story but none came to mind around the time of your deadline (even though I have lived here for over 30 years - and experienced many such moments)
Until last night - when my plumber came over to do what plumbers do. As he walked into the apartment he immediately noticed I had painted the walls in the hall a different colour. I explained that I had been to a Rav for a Brocha (as I am still single and want to be married) who had told me that a variation of 'meshane makom meshane mazal' can also be achieved by painting a few walls or moving around the furniture. My lovely plumber, Eli, walked back out to the front door and asked me when I had last checked my mezuza. I told him all the mezuzot in the apartment were new when I moved in and are not yet due to be checked. He then proceeded to tell me that I had positioned mine too high and would I bring him a kippa so that he can replace it and make the Brocha. Being single and female I don't have kippot hanging around so I folded a clean tea towel which he put on his head. He replaced the mezuza and said the Brocha and then told me to step into the house using my right leg first.
I cannot think of a plumber anywhere else on this fine earth who would care that I am single, who would recognize the importance of finding a zivug, who would jump into action and do what he could to bring about the change needed. And all with no fan fare and a very sincere heart. Do you?"