Okay, I think I need to lighten the mood on these pages for at least today. The dialogue from yesterday’s post inspired me, so I went back to an old blog I used to post on, and dug this out. It’s one of my favorites, so enjoy: (It’s from a movie I don’t care to promote.)
Program: Please speak your name as it appears on your current federal identity card. Document number G24L8.
Joe: I’m not sure if—
Program: You have entered the name “Not Sure”. Is this correct, Not Sure?
Joe: No, it’s not correct.
Program: Thank you. “Not” is correct. Is “Sure” correct?
Joe: No it’s not. My name is Joe—
Program: You’ve already confirmed your first name is “Not”. Please confirm your last name “Sure”.
Joe: My last name is not “Sure”.
Program: Thank you, “Not Sure”.
Joe: No. What I mean is that my name is Joe.
Program: Confirmation is complete. Please wait while I tattoo your new identity on your arm.
Is there a moral here? I think I could stretch one into it. Let me know if you come up with somehow relating this to my normal topics…