Yes, Trivet. Not Pivot.
Last night, B cooked a nice dinner of catfish and potatoes. I mentioned to him that it would be nice if we had the plates that go under the serving dishes/plates to keep the table from getting burnt (because that would happen to us). Maybe, I should add them to the registry? He thought it was a good idea, so after dinner when we were relaxing in front of the tv (don't do that often anymore), I got online to look for them.
"What are they called, exactly?" I asked.
I search for hot plates.
"No, that seems to be the wrong thing."
I search for hot pads. Nope. I start typing in random words. Cooling plate. Table protector. Cooling pad. I even google, "how to stop my table from getting burnt". When that doesn't work, I try Yahoo search (because B likes it better then google), and try mats to stop burning table. None of these work. What the heck?
B even talks to his mom and asks what they are. She insists they are hot pads. Well, funny that is what we both called it in our homes as children, but that doesn't seem to be what the world out there calls them.
Finally, probably 30-45 minutes later, I find them. I can't remember how at this point. I believe I may have been looking at placemats in hopes they would show up as a similar item. But there they are, on Bed Bath and Beyond's site. Trivets. Yup. I had no idea (how'd they even come up with that name?). But now you know.
Trivets protect your table from getting burnt.