A phone conversation during the November 2017 presidential election:
Woman: Hi honey. I moved and I left my dictionary behind. Can you tell me what a round building is called?
Me: I believe “rotunda” is the word for a round building.
Woman: Rotundee? Interesting. Now tell me, honey, do they have any round buildings in DC?
Me: There are probably several. Were you interested in a particular one?
Woman: I don’t know, it’s been a while since I’ve been there. I just thought there was a big round one.
<I google “round building in DC”>
Me: Well, there’s the Jefferson Memorial. It’s pretty big.
Me: The Capital building?
Woman: That’s it! Now tell me something, honey.–Remember, I forgot my dictionary at home.–Do they bury presidents there?
Me: I don’t think so. It looks like deceased Presidents are buried in a variety of places.
Woman: But what about ones who get killed now?
Me: Excuse me?
Woman: Like, if Obama were to get shot, where would we put him?
<trying not to laugh>
Me: I’m not sure, but I’ll–
Woman: How about meetings? Does the President ever have meetings there? What’s the Capital building for, anyway?
Me: It’s the seat of Congress. The senators and representatives work there.
Woman: Oh. I see. But like if the President were to take them all aside for a meeting, what office would they use in the Capital building?
Me: …I’m not really sure.
Woman: Okay. Last question, honey, I promise. How far is the Capital from the White House?
<concerned google maps searching>
Me: Um, about 10 minutes. Can I ask–
Woman: Perfect. Can you print me off a map? I want to be able to get from one to the other real quick.
Me: Do you, now.