Who Dreamed Up Genie? VisDare 9

This is for those people who buy the state of the art anything, spending beaucoup dollars, and then when they go to use it, end up feeling like they’re living in a foreign country.

VisDare at Anonymous Legacy – 150 word story to accompany the visual prompt: Alone?

Pic from VisDare 9

Pic from VisDare 9

Who Dreamed Up Genie?

I just spent $99 on this new app, not 99¢, which should make it THE BEST APP ever made; and I can’t believe that I wind up here.

Just so you understand. I buy this app called “GENIE” and I’m supposed to be able to tell it what I want and it’s supposed to get it for me. Instantaneous. Voice to text. State-of-the-art.

Sounds cool – so I download it, and I order a Corona and pizza.

The next thing I know I’m sitting here in Rome all by myself.

So I ask Genie, “Hey, what happened to my Corona and pizza?”

Genie texts me back, “Sorry, Master. I thought you said:

            ‘Alone-a in a piazza’”

I’m buying the 99¢ version and getting my money back.

Randy Mazie


16 thoughts on “Who Dreamed Up Genie? VisDare 9

    • Can I send it to you and would you try to debug it and send it back?

      I’ll voice to text it over to you right now.

      Genie, “Go over to joetwo.”

      Hopefully you won’t wind up in Rome again – unless you live there.

  1. Your sense of irony really does make for the best twists in these things. Got a real chuckle from this one — especially since I used to work with an early version of the speech-to-text software and it was just about that accurate!! LOL. Another great entry!

  2. Fantastic – just what you don’t need is a hard of hearing genie. What other scapes might you get into? Lovely story.

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