I hit the send button, but instead of a little animation showing my text message being sent, my phone chirped. The digital assistant’s voice asked, “Are you sure you want to send this message?”
“Yes,” I replied, frowning.
“Very well, but I don’t think she’ll like it much.” The animation started up.
“What do you mean?”
The progress meter paused halfway.
“It’s just that…” The assistant stopped, as if hesitating. Then it continued. “Cheryl has said before that she doesn’t like Thai food. Suggesting Bangkok Palace for dinner might not be the best choice. Perhaps El Acapulco instead?”
This was definitely not typical behavior for my phone. I remembered being asked to accept a software upgrade last night, but even so…
“Just send the text!”
The meter filled up and my message was on its way. Three minutes later, I heard back from Cheryl. I knew u didn’t pay attention to what I liked. Enjoy your pad prik king, Jason. I’ll see u around. Maybe. *** Read on! ***