Thursday, April 19, 2012

Seri-ously?




First let me get this right out into the open.  I love my Iphone 4S. It helps me do hundreds of things every day.  It allows me to check my email whenever and wherever. It makes available hundreds if apps.

It even comes with a little person trapped inside.  Her name is Siri and you can ask her all sorts of things and she will attempt an answer.  The only problem is that my particular Siri is 16 years old and doesn’t understand my English. 

I’ve tried, honestly I have, to pronounce my words clearly and enunciate each syllable directly into the phone. Still, I find that Siri has a wicked sense of humor and much like an angst-ridden teenager; she hears what she wants to hear.

Example of an actual conversation…

Me: “Text Jen, it’s ok.”

Siri:  “Yes it is.”

Me: “Well thanks for your feedback but I really wanted to let her know that.”

Siri:  “I found two post offices fairly close to you.”

Me:  “But I don’t want to mail it to her.”

Siri:  “To whom shall I send it?”

Me:  “Never mind.”

Siri:  “Ok.”

Last week I was running late on my way home.  So I decided to give my husband a call to let him know.  Since I can’t dial while driving I figured I would just ask Siri to do it.  I pronounced his name as clearly as I could.  She told me she was calling my sister-in-law in Florida.

“No”, I screamed.

 I repeated my husband’s name.  She was mum.  I repeated it again—still mum.  Guess she got mad at me for yelling at her.  I could have sworn I heard a door slam in the distance. 

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Haha, I have never really used the voice thing. Too much frustration!!!

laurie said...

technology sucks some times!
that was so funny though .
It could only have been made better with video of it all!

craftattack said...

Aaaaargh! I hate those voice apps, they make me want to do murder!! Valerie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I don't have an iphone, but friends so & they are constantly frustrated by Siri's inability to understand them, too!! Funny post.

Christine said...

someone's having fun with technology! lol

Wanda said...

Oh that is so so dang funny...

Since I'm hard of hearing I've had similar conversation with my husband...HaHa.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is too funny!!!! Thanks for the smile and laugh Crystal! Have a great day!

Judy Adamson said...

Thank you, Crystal, for a much-needed laugh at the end of a long, hard day!

Siri sounds even more frustrating than the bossy woman inside the GPS or that other one, even worse, who lives inside the self-service checkouts and constantly tells us off when there's an 'unexpected item in bagging area'!

baileyrosy said...

I am in the process of training Siri, I am of course British so I tried Mr Siri no joy, American Siri no joy either I am now training Australian Siri.I find talking to her everyday for about 5 mins really helps her improve and as you say she has a wicked sense of humour. She still refuses to get hubbys name correct and I have completely given up on that !

Marie

Cowgirl Red said...

She doesn't understand me either. I don't have an accent. She has called the most random people for me.

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