So yesterday I began efforts to replace AOL by ordering a new internet server. I don’t even want to get into how many hours this took. Many. In any case, as usual I was having trouble downloading the necessary software, and on the second lengthy phone call, in an effort to talk me through it, the phone person gave me a url, which she spelled out like this: blah blah blah dot com slash d as in dog, s as in sam, k as in pillow. Wait, what? I said K as in what? K as in pillow she repeated. I should add she had a faint trace of an accent, hard to place, but I said K as in – and so stuck on K as in pillow was I, I drew a blank on any k words (durr), and she said it again, “as in pillow.” Okay, I hope at least one of you finds this as funny as I do, every time I retell it. Even after we got disconnected (of course), I could not think of what possible word she was actually saying. I told this to Ben last night (thankfully he too cracked up) and he finally came up with what she probably said – K as in kilo – kilo pronounced “killow”.
Anyway, someday, without a doubt, I will have to write a story called “K as in Pillow.”