Dear Dr. Boli: I was in the dollar store looking for Zimbabwean dollars, which they didn’t have, but what they did have was oven mitts with the slogan “Enjoy the Journey” printed in cheerful script. And what I want to know is, Where is my oven going? —Sincerely, A Man Who Was Hoping to Be a Trillionaire.

Dear Sir: Your oven is on a journey of self-discovery. It may have grander ambitions: perhaps it dreams of becoming a kiln or a furnace. Or it may be in the early stages of a midlife crisis. This is a voyage on which your oven must travel alone, but you could show solidarity by buying an oven mitt with a cheerful slogan. After all, your oven has taken the heat for you plenty of times.