I don’t know about you, but every time I watch those Apple Siri commercials with Zoey Deschanel I want to scream! In cute, adorable Zoey’s commercial, she asks Siri about the weather, “Is that rain?” “Let’s order tomato soup.”
“Okay, I found a few places that deliver.”
“Play me shake rattle and roll.”
I have an iPhone 4S. And these commercials are fake advertising! And as soon as I am done getting my kids’ stuff ready for camp, I have every intention of starting a petition.
I think I am so angry at Siri because I realize that she communicates with me like my husband does. Like probably a lot of guys do with their wives. I am not sure if I should take Scott’s communication skills personally, or just accept that this is the way guys talk. There have been a lot of studies about how different men and women are. We are talkers, they are avoiders. I actually think, correct that, I know, that Scott will opt to agree with me rather than have a whole discussion about something. It’s like he is thinking, “If I say “okay” to Jen, that is only one word I need to use. I am going with “okay”. It’s quick, it’s clean, and nobody gets hurt.” I know his game, and I play too… in other ways. It’s quick, it’s clean, you get in, you get out, and nobody gets hurt. But there are times where I would enjoy a little back and forth.
The majority of the time it goes something like this:
I will try to talk to him about an issue from my day:
Scott/Siri “I don’t know what you are saying right now.”
“Scott, we need to take care of a few things for the kids.
Scott/Siri “Please try later, I am unable to help you now.”
“Scott, Do you think I look fat in this?”
Scott/Siri “I really couldn’t say, Jen.”
“Scott, how does your Mom feel about me?”
Scott/Siri “I would prefer not to say.”
No cute Zoey/Siri banter here. What to do? I suppose Scott and I could work on our communication skills. I could give Scott a mandatory minimum word count. I could phrase my questions so that they don’t seem so naggy. There is hope for us. For all of us.
As for me and Siri, I don’t think she will ever find me a place that delivers a good Lentil soup.
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