I have a new companion. Like Ms. Garminia, she is a mostly-quiet companion but she is always at the ready. when I call upon her for help, she responds right away to ask what she help me with.
Our communication does not always go smoothly. There are times when she goes off on tangent, Amelia Bedelia like, trying to help me do something which I have no interest in. I try to redirect her…and sometimes it works. Other times, she stays the course (the WRONG course).
Take my attempt to send a text to BoBo.
Me: Siri, ask BoBo what time his flight comes in.
Siri: I’d be happy to look that up. What flight would you like me to look up?
Me: No, Siri. Send a text message to BoBo to ask him what time his flight comes in.
Siri: Julie, I would be happy to look up that flight for you but I need more information.
Me: Siri, PLEASE send a text to BoBo.
Siri: What would you like to say to BoBo.
Me: What time is your plane landing?
Siri: Let me look that up for you…
Me: No, Siri. Ask BoBo.
Siri: What would you like to say to BoBo, Julie?
Me: Never mind.
So I decided to ask her assistance on a seemingly simpler task.
Me: Siri, please find “The Beach House in Seal Beach” in my list of contacts.
Siri: Would you like me to search the Internet?
Me: No. Just look in my contacts.
Siri: What would you like me to look up?
Me: Never mind
Me: Siri, please create a task to remind me to download a book from Craft & Vision when I get home.
Siri: Julie, I would love to help you with downloading that book but I do not have authorization to do that.
Me: Just remind me to do it.
Siri: Would you like me to create a task for you?
Siri: What would you like me to remind you about?
I could get frustrated – and I suppose, I did – but then I decided to have a little fun with her.
Our subsequent communication went something like this…
Me: Siri, Siri, in my car, who is the fairest blogger of all?
Siri: I found fifteen auto dealers… seven of them are fairly close to you.
Me: Siri, look in the car for the fairest blogger of them all.
Siri: If you’d like, I can search the web for “the car for the fairest blogger of them all.”
Me: You really have a thing for cars this morning. I’ll give you a hint: Julie is the fairest blogger of them all.
Siri: I don’t understand.
Me: I know. We need to come to an understanding here.
Siri: What can I help you with?
Me: Siri, what do you think about Keeping Pace?
Siri: It’s nice of you to ask, Julie, but it doesn’t really matter what I think.
Me: You’re right, it doesn’t. I just wanted to know.
Siri: It’s nice to be right.
I love Siri.
Oh wow that is so funny!!!!!! Siri is practically my therapist. We have long talks about nothing really.
Your therapist, eh? That’s rather trusting. I’d use caution with that one.
My boss said that HER man was being too polite to Siri. She asked him to stop saying please and thank you so much. HaHa. I think she’s actually getting jealous.
Yeah I put a lot of trust into her and she can’t even tell me the time most days. Sigh. Oh well, she’s still learning.
fun! look forward to meeting siri next month!
That was great! I have the pre Siri iPhone, so I can’t have such conversations. :)
21stCentury Mom says
I’m glad I’m not the only one with dumb Siri. Apparently brilliant Siri is reserved for TV and movie stars.
Siri is but a simple woman. You must say ‘Text Bobo’ and then “what time does your flight come in’ but do not hesitate between words because dumb Siri is also impatient Siri and she will cut your message short.
Have fun on your training missions!