Scatter-brained Telephony

My cell phone has a very cool voice-dialing system that gets activated when I use the wireless headset. All I have to do is tell it the name of the person I want to call and if that name matches an entry in the built-in phonebook, the phone reads the name back to me. Once I confirm that it made the right match, the phone makes the call without me ever taking the phone out of my pocket.
The phone has some problems with some of my friends’ names, but for the most part it’s pretty darn reliable. One of today’s calls however was quite surprising.
Phone: Say a Command
Me: Voice Dial
Phone: Say the name or number
Me: Mom and Dad
Phone: Did you say, “Mom and Dad”?
Me: Yes
Phone: Sorry. No match found
So simply put, the phone was able to find the text “Mom and Dad” in the directory so it could confirm that’s who I wanted to call. But once I confirmed that’s who I wanted to call, the phone immediately forgot the conversation?
I think my phone has Alzheimer’s.

2 thoughts on “Scatter-brained Telephony”

  1. I dunno. I think I’m seeing a pattern here. What exactly did you do to your Mom?

  2. A few years ago, Mom asked me when I was going to start treating her with the respect due her age.
    I gave her an honest answer: The very moment she starts acting her age.
    We’ve been getting along wonderfully ever since. 🙂

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