Yesterday, I was on the phone with a kustomer service person named Krissy.
I’m guessing that’s how she spelled her name. With a K, not a C.
I’m guessing that bekause of our phone konversation, which inkluded this:
Krissy: Let me look you up in the system. What’s your name again?
Me: It’s Koplow. K as in …
And I paused, because I kould not, for the life of me, think of any word that started with a K to help Krissy spell Koplow, except for my late father’s line, which I heard kontinuously when he was alive and kicking:
K as in Knife.
I always loved it when my father said that to help spell our name, because it was so klever, komical and playful, like he was. But I didn’t want to use that K word with Krissy yesterday. Why? As with any human aktion (or inaktion), the reasons kan be komplikated. Perhaps I kouldn’t use Knife with Krissy because:
- I didn’t want to steal from my father,
- I’m not loving the word knife lately, as I’m going under the surgical knife in two days bekause of my kardiak kondition a/k/a kongenitally korrekted tranposition, and
- Krissy didn’t sound, on the phone, like she’d partikularly enjoy that.
So, as the pause on the phone kontinued — with my mind stuck on Knife as the only K word I kould kome up with — Krissy helpfully suggested
Which led me to konklude that Krissy spelled her name with a K.
Direktly after that konversation, I saw a kommon K word:
And I konsidered using that, the next time I spell Koplow.
When I saw these
I kontemplated what K words those people might use, when spelling their names for others.
What K word would you use, if you kommonly needed to do that?
Do you see any Ks in these other images I enkountered yesterday?
What K musik would you pikk, for this K post?
I’m inkluding “John McKee,” with koncert footage of Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, and Dave Holland:
and a Berklee Kollege of Musik performance of “John McKee” by Sonik Landskape, from the 5-week summer program (which had two additional weeks when I attended Berklee in the konsekutive summers of 1968 and 1969):
As I’ve already konkluded, it’s komplikated.
Thousands of thanks to all kinds of people and places keeping this post on its K-track and to you — of kourse! — for koming by here, today.