Monday, February 4, 2013

Talking To Siri

My husband has an iPhone 5, so he can talk to Siri.  While traveling to Florida, I needed to avail myself of the use of a potty.   I decided it would be smart to ask Siri where the nearest rest area was on I-95 South.  Siri has a strange sense of humor.  I also don’t think she is a pre-menopausal woman with a small bladder retention capability.

Siri’s response was strange, to say the least.  She recommended a local trucking company or a taxi cab company.  Now I can just see us getting off I-95 South, in the dark, hunting a taxi cab company in order to use the bathroom.  That is when I decided to waste valuable data air-time by communicating again with Siri.

“Siri, I need to pee!”  (I apologize to those of you who might be offended by this blunt statement, but I really needed to go!)  She responded with, “I have no response”.  I then said, “So, what should I do?”  Siri, bless her crazy warped heart, said, “the following options are available”.  My first option was to “change the world”.  While that might be a great option of something I should do, it did not help me one wit in my need to relieve the pressure on my bladder.

After way too many dark miles of interstate traveling, the most beautiful sight appeared – A REST AREA!  Who knew a rest area could be so beautiful.  My bladder is much happier, and Siri, well, she “ain’t all that!”  Come back next week and Listen To My Brain Rattle.

Carol Howell is a Certified Dementia Specialist and Music Therapy Coach.  Her book - If My Body Is A Temple, Why Am I Eating Doughnuts? - is available for e-readers at and .  She is currently taking orders for her soon to be released book - Let's Talk Dementia ...With A Splash of Humor.   Contact her at or read more at   


................................ Kevin Parsons said...

Siri can unemotionally be friend or foe, ally or enemy!

Carol said...

Or she can present unexpected humor on a dark night driving down the interstate! It just made me laugh out loud! Thanks for commenting, Kevin!