Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Meet my daughter, Siri
But, even after all this time, periodically Siri reverts to calling me Idiot.
Today out of the blue, she popped back to old habits. I asked her to turn a timer on for me, and Siri said in her familiar monotone, "Ok, Idiot, I have set the timer for 10 minutes.''
After chuckling about the return of my nickname, I tried to switch it back. Here is how the conversation went:
"Siri, call me Juli."
"Ok. I will call you Goolie."
"No! call me Juli!"
"Ok. I will call you Hoolie. It has a nice ring to it."
"No. Siri please call me Joo-lee (over-enunciating in frustration)"
"Ok Hoolie. Thanks for letting me know."
I hit the cancel button at this point.
"Ok. I will continue to call you Idiot."
I don't know which is worse. I could continue to let my phone call me an idiot or decide that Hoolie or Goolie is a perfectly acceptable variation of my name.
I'm surprised that suddenly Siri seems to have lost the ability to pronounce a J. I think she's mocking me.
I accidentally dropped my phone on the next try, getting very close to a complete melt-down when Siri then asked to confirm my new name as "Damn it.'' At that point I gave up.
My son took over and tried several times to fix the problem. Unfortunately, all he could get was Hoolie, Goolie, and a new variation, Doolie.
So, he made another choice.
Siri now calls me Mom.