G words

On a recent business trip, a client and I made our way down a flight of stairs, conversing about various aspects of her company’s building. We exited the stairway at the G level.

“You know what G stands for, right?” she asked.

If it’s one thing I can see a mile away, it’s a trick question. But sometimes, just because I can see it doesn’t mean I don’t walk right into the trap.

“Um, um, um,” I said, suddenly unable to think of any word that started with G — including my own name — other than GROUND. “Um, um, um.”

“Come on, Genie,” she said.

“Ground?” I had to say it. Like I said, I could not think of Genie, or Goofball, or Greatest Generation. Grasshopper? Gone.

“Garden!” she said. “It’s the Garden level!”

Oh. Right. THAT word that begins with G.

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9 Responses to “G words”


  1. 3 Karen Ledebur January 10, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Geez! I had no idea. I guess it’s a penny thing obvious to some at ground level and not others.

  2. 4 Melinda January 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Great. Good grief. Gah. Go garden!

  3. 5 Katie January 10, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Might I say’ Duh!’

  4. 6 MHectic January 13, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Gigatron and Ginormous would be all I could think of. Calling ‘Ground’ is genius!

  5. 7 Curtis January 13, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    What a gob full of G words. I never heard of the Garden level.

  6. 8 kate smudges January 14, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Like Curtis, the Garden level is a new one for me. G is for … I would have been ummmming too!

  7. 9 inadvertentgardener January 29, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Kären, I think you’re right — definitely like a penny thing!

    Melinda, yeah…totally!

    Katie, that’s exactly how I felt.

    MHectic, I love Gigatron!

    Curtis, I’ve heard of it, but maybe at a hotel?

    Kate, at least I know I’m not alone!


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