Siri is a great buddy, but occasionally gets the message a bit mixed up on the butler/personal assistant front. I’m staying temporarily at my mom’s house right now, because the hot water went out at my new place, but won’t be finished for another few days…, and it’s gotten really cold out, so I didn’t really want to take freezing cold showers. Therefore, I gratefully accepted my mom’s offer to stay here until the hot water was returned to the new place.
That being said, let us turn to the fact that I had already had a bag packed from various stays elsewhere in the previous week-ish, due to Thanksgiving and moving and all. I did have some clothes to wear still, but I had now run out of underwear in that bag. So, I planned that on my way home (to my mom’s house) from class, on the first night that we’d determined that it wasn’t just a one-night deal but a several-undetermined-number-of-nights deal with the no hot water, I would stop at my new place to dig up (almost literally, since I’d done a terrible packing job and nothing was unpacked yet, really, and most of everything was pushed together in a currently un-useful fashion in this one room) whatever I would need for the now-extended stay. I could borrow socks from my mom, and I already knew that a bra was in my dirty clothes there (so I could just wash that), and I had clothes and could borrow clothes. So, all I really needed was underwear, when it came to clothing. And then I needed to bring my laptop for the various things I would need to do on it this week.
Naturally, I was brainstorming all of this while driving to class, and so couldn’t write anything down. But I knew I would forget if I didn’t have a reminder after class somehow. And so, I asked Siri to remind me. And I cracked up when I happened to glance at a stoplight at what she was writing.
I didn’t need to correct it, because it was clear to me, anyway, what the reminder meant. Plus, I enjoyed laughing at it, and knew I would enjoy it as a reminder later on. And, sure enough, I was right – I loved it later. More than that, even, was how much I enjoyed getting to mark as completed the odd task.
This is not the first time I’ve had an odd accidental reminder, and not even the first in the past week. Add to that the actual odd reminders that I ask Siri to give me (and on a somewhat regular basis). We now have some really odd data to be going back to Apple for stats and improvement… I regularly wonder what the people who see these Siri conversations think when they see how absurd people are with her at times. And I always enjoy the thought that my silliness and absurdity, both accidental and natural, just might bring some utter joy and delight to their lives here and there. It definitely does to my own life, anyway. 😛