“Siri… I’m two. Siri… I’m two.”
One week in and, like a monkey toward a shiny object, I’ve swung back to a random overhear rather than one about travel. I’d apologize, except it was just so cute I couldn’t resist. So it was while I was waiting in line at the pharmacy that the little (apparently two year old) child in the cart ahead of me attempted to get Siri’s attention. If Siri were actually a real person I imagine she too would have laughed at his determination to be understood. “I’m two,” he kept saying over and over, trying to make it clear enough that Siri would reply.
Of course it would have helped had he pressed down the button on the phone to make Siri listen. Wisely, the mom must not have imparted that critical piece of information. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all we had to do to correct our personal communication troubles was press a button? Ohhhh, so that’s why my daughter won’t do what I ask. I forgot to press her button. On the other hand, I’ve noticed that most kids I know have no trouble finding and pressing buttons. It must be a skill we lose with age.
Of course, I’ve also seen how those interactions don’t always run smoothly. Whether it is my or one of her friends buttons that she is pushing, I can’t imagine my daughter’s goal was such negative attention. But what if, like Siri, I got a nice polite response to my comment or question? Now that would be a button worth finding! I think my buttons are pretty obvious, but how about you? Do you know which buttons set you off? Do you have a good technique for being heard? I love, love, love to hear from my readers so leave a comment and check back for my reply. I look forward to our dialogue.
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