The scene: I’m sitting at the kitchen table surfing the Web with my new smart phone. My seven-year-old daughter is doing her spelling homework next to me.
K: Do you love your new phone?
K (suppressing a smile): Do you want to marry it? You spend all your time with it. I thought maybe you loved it. Maybe you should marry it.
Me: Very funny. (Thinking: Nothing like getting shamed by a seven-year-old.)