Monday, November 21, 2011

The iPhone 4S

What do grown-up people do with the iPhone 4S after they've had a few beers?  Okay, get your minds out of the gutter ... we're not THAT bad!  But we did have a little fun with Siri ... the iPhone's virtual assistant.  We definitely tested her patience!




I have to give you a little background first. My husband has been reluctant to get a smart phone.  In fact, he lovingly calls his phone a "dumb phone."  He can't imagine typing in a little small space on the screen of a smart phone.  He's not really technologically saavy.  Jim's life resides in a B&W marbled composition book!  You know the ones .... the OLD-fashioned kind!

Well, during the time we were at the Washington Bead Society Bead Bazaar, Jim couldn't find his phone.  The lady next to us on the exhibition floor had an iPhone.  By the time we left there, Jim was primed.  When we got home, however, he found his phone in the refrigerator!  This is how our lives are.  It's not pretty, but it is true!

So, Jim ordered his iPhone.  It came in two days ago.  Last night we decided to test it out.  First let me say that Jim has not "typed" a single thing into the phone.  If I were the jealous type, I'd be upset with Jim's relationship with Siri.  But, alas, after nearly 40 years of marriage I'm pretty secure in my relationship.  If he hasn't figured out how to escape by now,  he's not goin' anywhere!

Last night our relationship with Siri escalated to a new level.  My son, David, speaks into the phone, "Siri, I'm drunk."  She replies, "There are several meetings near your location." OMG!  We're laughing hysterically! He says, "Siri, I'd like a prostitute."  She replies, "There is an escort service 3.6 miles from your location."  It gets better ... David says, "Siri, I think you're beautiful."  She says, "I bet you say that to all the virtual assistants."  By then, we were laughing so hard we were crying. Of course you have to consider that we had been imbibing earlier in the evening and we were with friends of 35 years, so things became doubly funny. I have to tell you, though, with a clear mind this morning, I still think it's pretty damned funny!

Have a great day everyone! 

15 comments:

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Too funny! lol... Happy Thanksgiving!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

LOVE this! I keep telling my kids they don't need the 4s, but clearly they do! (cough, cough)

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

I'll add to that, my husband just got his first iPhone and he's madly in love with it. He thought all smart phones were like Blackberries.

Cath said...

Oh My Word, this post made my Hall of Hilarity! I read morning posts on my iPhone as I drink my coffee. My coffee is now part of my duvet!

Is there any chance our husbands are twins separated at birth? My husband inherited our daughter's old 3g last year and the first thing he did was ask the phone what time it was....as if it was an 8 ball. He's reply when we told him the phone could not talk he questioned why they are referred to as "smart phones". He will be thrilled to learn the new version will not only tell him the time but oh soooo much more.
Too funny!

Courtney said...

We played with Siri on my nephew's phone. Many, many laughs!

Barbara Lewis said...

@Cath
Your comment cracked me up! I had to call my husband over to read the comments. When I first asked him to read my blog post, he said, "Are you sure you want to put that on the internet?" All I could do was to laugh ... LOL!

Barbara Lewis said...

@Lori @ Studio Waterstone
Husbands are just way too much fun! I'm pretty sure they think the same of us! :-)

Barbara Lewis said...

@Millie @ ammjewelry
Thanks for visiting, Millie! Happy thanksgiving to you too! :-)

Barbara Lewis said...

@Courtney
What did we do before modern technology ... you know, when we used to leave our house on a wing and a prayer without a way to phone home!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

That is hilarious, Barbara!!! I can't wait to get my iPhone 4. I have a 3G and it's become quite boring.

steufel said...

Oh my, that is really funny:-)

Judy said...

I just up-graded to the new i-phone a few weeks ago and LOVE it! I mean really what is not to love. My husband Ed is having an affair with Siri, he asks everyday how she is! He asked her something and she responded LOL.. Technology is just amazing!

The Crazier Sister said...

Things are always funnier with friends. And, once that first laugh hits your funnybone, everything else will be hysterical. It won't matter! Glad y'all had fun! :)

Cynthia@OrnamentalStyle said...

Hysterical! From the phone in the fridge to the responses from Siri.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh My Goodness! I needed that after this Monday morning. I hope you guys have a lot more fun with the phone :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and time with family and friends!