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Wednesday, October 5   >>


The name of the street I live on is terrible.


I think I have an annoyance with my street name because it's such a hassle to say on the phone. Whenever anybody asks for my street name, I swear to you (I am NOT kidding), I feel my body sink because I know that I will have to SPELL out the street name and repeat the way I feel it is supposed to be pronounced.

"Okay, where do we mail your order?"

"xxxxx Benares Street."

This is where I think, she's going to say "what?"

"Okay, what was that?"

"Benares Street," I say, throwing a noose over my neck, "B-E-N-A-R-E-S."

"Hold please."


"Okay, that was Generous Beet?"

It's SUCH an annoyance. Why couldn't our street have been named, oh, JOHNSON ROAD or HEAVEN AVENUE or CLEARLY SPOKEN DRIVE?

Benares. Gag me.