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?
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.
Pretty good app from the sounds of it. Just have to clear out the bugs!
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.
Ha, nothing better than a genie with hearing loss 🙂
I think it was more of a “bearing” loss…
and maybe too many coronas
you just wanted to hear it say “Master” 🙂
You know me too well.
And please, for the future, address all your comments to:
Honorable Lord and Master Randy
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!
I am fusing voice-to-mess technology even as I squeak
Hahaha… Randy; I wouldn’t mind an app like that one. May I borrow it…? 🙂
Genie – send yourself to carolynp age a BC.
It just texted me asking me: what age BC exactly did I want it to go to?
damn piece of s**t
I’m hearing you…! Stop…! Forget my request…! Stop…!
I’m now entering the year 1950… Stop…!
Don’t know how long I’ll be here….! Stop…!
This bl**dy time thingamajig………….!
Love your responses… don’t stop.
Really funny piece! Nicely written.
from Rome with love,
Fantastic – just what you don’t need is a hard of hearing genie. What other scapes might you get into? Lovely story.
eh? What’d you say?
Hey – how can I follow your blog? I tried the follower thingie but it would let me use my wordpress account under the open ID?