Emails to My Landlord: The Pilot Light

Subject: Our pilot light is out and I’ve completely forgotten what to do; I need an adult

Date: 7/14 5:39 p.m.

From: Kate Tully

Hey Lawren,

As you may have surmised from the subject line, I’m in a bit of a pickle. Our pilot light is out (again) and if I’m being completely honest here, I have no idea what to do.

I vaguely remember you lifting something in the oven and lighting something last time, but that’s about it. If I were a braver woman, I’d light a whole box of matches and just try to see what would catch aflame, but I have pretty bad luck and an even worse memory, so something tells me this wouldn’t end well.

I could also search on the YouTube for videos that may instruct me how to light a pilot light. However, my attention span is as thin as my capacity to remember instructions so I can’t guarantee I’d watch the entire video before getting distracted by a back-flipping cat or Missy Elliot music video (I recommend “Work It”).

I have grown accustomed to dining on the finer things in life – like my blueberry Eggos and raw pasta – but I’d like to start using the oven again.

Can you help me please?

Thanks,
Kate

Subject: RE: Our pilot light is out and I’ve completely forgotten what to do; I need an adult

Date: 7/14 5:41 p.m.

From: Lawren

Sure thing.  I’ll stop by and light it tonight.

Read other emails to my landlord here and here. Savor them while they last, because I move in September.

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