We all know Siri isn’t the brightest color in the crayon box. (Really, Siri? That’s your answer?) I swear she’s manned by someone in India. I’ve tried using positive reinforcement when she gets it right (Good girl, Siri!) but she’s got a mind of her own and doesn’t respond in the least to praise, or for that matter cuss words. Alexa, on the other hand, is a little more forthcoming. Maybe it’s because she’s younger and has better hearing, or perhaps it’s that English is her first language. But that girl’s a stubborn one—when she gets something in her head she really digs in her heels.
Did you say you wanted to hear Merle Haggard?
No, I want to hear Meghan Trainor.
Let me get this right. You want to hear songs by Merle Haggard?
No, Alexa, I want to hear Meghan Trainor.
Shuffling Merle Haggard songs.
Still, I can’t believe I’m complaining. It might take me a couple of exasperated tries but how cool is it to ask a question and get an up-to...