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Siri, diet saboteur

My sedentary lifestyle has a predictable price, so I’m working on dietary improvements. To help, I have a nifty little app on my phone for keeping track of what I’ve eaten. I was adding today's menus. They were sadly deficient in the four basic food groups (takeaway, chocolate, pastries, chips). Of course, most days’ menus should be so lacking, but it is a dispiriting sight. Imagine me sighing deeply, and saying, “I’m so hungry” in an affected tone, like Lydia in Pride and Prejudice.  * What I did not expect was a response from Siri. Siri is a phone app that you interact with verbally. For example, you say, “Hey, Siri, what’s the time?” and it tells you. So far my interactions with Siri have been a cause for hilarity. It’s so polite! I tried, “Siri, close Maps app”. Siri replied, “As much as I would like to, I can’t close apps.” I feel as if I should apologise for asking. I feel that I should say “please” and “thank you”. Anyway, my sighing and complaining of hung