the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
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My phone is smarter than me

I don't know how I should feel about learning that my phone is smarter than I am.

Back in mid October when I learned that we were going to have a flu clinic set up in our office, I put my name on the sign-up sheet and then pulled out my phone and carefully enunciated, "book an appointment for a flu shot on November 30th at 9:45 in the morning."

My phone displayed the details and presented me with a button to confirm the appointment. I wandered back to my desk, and on a whim I checked my desktop calendar. No appointment. It sometimes takes a few minutes for it to sync with my Google calendar, so I worked on something for a few minutes and then checked again. No luck.

I checked my phone's calendar, and the appointment wasn't there either. I sighed, pulled out my phone and booked the appointment again. It confirmed the details and assured me that it was booking the appointment for me. As before, nothing showed up on either of my calendars. I booked it again in slightly more terse tones, and it once again failed to actually populate it anywhere. I finally gave up and entered the appointment manually on my work computer. A few minutes later it showed up on my phone and home computers.

This morning I was looking at my work calendar, and I noticed an appointment on November 30th for a flu shot.

Wait ... what? But I got my shot on October 30th. Why is it on my calendar for November?

Oh.

Right.

Don't you hate it when technology does exactly what you ask it to do?
Tags: flu, needle, phone
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