Friday Funny

Alexa (R), You Crack Me Up!

It’s been awhile since I did one of these. Not that my life doesn’t have humour in it. Living with two kittens provides loads of funny moments. But this morning, it was Amazon’s Alexa that was a source of entertainment for me.

I recently purchased the Echo Dot, after much hemming and hawing about whether or not I wanted a “Smart” device in my home. Like many people, I’ve heard the stories of Alexa knowing about private conversations, or Google targeting ads at people after they’ve only mentioned the item in question. So I was a little wary. Who needs big business spying on us in order to get more or our hard-earned money?

But last week, Amazon had their “Prime Days” sale. The Dot was a really good price, and I had been considering getting some smart plugs or light bulbs to set up with Alexa, since the nights are getting longer. I bit the bullet! My device arrived a few days ago, and I have been getting it set up and connected, playing around with shopping lists and other basic commands.

I discovered that there’s a lot more it can do than I had previously realized. One of the neat things is that you can ask for an inspirational quote. I’ve tried this a couple of times. Today, I changed it up a bit and asked for a love quote. Yes, I’m a romantic! Here was Alexa’s response:

“Roses are edible, violets are too, here are some chocolates; they’re easier to chew.”

Well, I nearly sprayed coffee all over my laptop! Apparently, there are other entertaining things to ask your Alexa device, in order to get a funny reply. I’m going to have to explore this further when I have some free time!

In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed today’s Friday Funny. If you enjoyed this post, please show it some love by giving it a “Like”, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.

Published by jenmcnaughton

Born in Scotland, I moved to Canada in 1980 with my family. I was 10. I became homesick in my 20's, and longed for my beloved Scotland. Happily, I recently returned home for good! I am a photographer, freelance writer and bestselling author, and entrepreneur. I am an animal lover and advocate. My other hobbies include exploring, collecting sea glass, reading and music.

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