No Escape

We started with one Google Home (voice activated smart speaker) downstairs in the kitchen, but then, of course, we needed one upstairs in the bedroom.  Fine, good, done.

Uh …

I got tired of certain people, okay one person in particular, raising the volume of the speaker in the kitchen so he could hear it in the family room. Because watching one hockey, football, basketball game wasn’t enough, he had to know the scores of all the other games.

Okay, a Google Mini for the family room. Fortunately, they were on sale. Done.

Uh …

Another family member (looks an awful lot like me) couldn’t handle the crummy, staticky sound of the ancient radio in the washroom. And who wants to fiddle with a dial when you can say, “Okay, Google” ?

Now, we’ve got four of these things. We’re talking to Google more than we are to each other and everyone is happy.

Uh …

Last night, I’m at my laptop trying to get my WIP to actually progress — Google lights up. My husband’s voice comes out of the speaker. The Leafs are ahead four to three.

Did you know these speakers can double as an intercom system?

I didn’t. Neither did my husband until he had lunch with a techie friend yesterday. Said friend better not be showing up for dinner anytime soon.

Well past eleven last night, the house is quiet. I’m downstairs drinking tea and reading — Google lights up. My husband’s voice says, I can’t sleep alone.

Thanks to technology, no matter which room I’m in, no matter how many doors I close —

There is no escape 🙂

Aimer at Amazon

13 thoughts on “No Escape

  1. This is so funny….and reminds me of how far behind the times I truly am. We have no ‘Google Homes’ or ‘Minis’….at least not yet! 🙂


    1. They’re just toys we’re having fun with at the moment. Nothing wrong with living life “old school”. Tech or no tech, happy is what counts. Seems like you’ve got that part figured out 🙂


  2. Gah! My house is too small for smart-speaker intercoms. Just speak loudly enough and I’ll hear. That being said, I might be known for texting from the kitchen to the living room now and again. It’s ten steps. Just. Ten. Steps. Away.

    Technology… 🙄

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  3. Awwww! I LOVE this post!!! LOVE how it ended. And WOW! WE have yet to get one. My man and I are apparently dinosaurs who are still marveling that he can yell across the room to his iPhone 6 and say, “Hey Siri…what’s the weather?” etc. I bow to Your technological surrender and joy! We’ll get there. We’ll get there…..Cheers and Thanks for the smiles You just gifted! 🙂


    1. I’ll let you in on a secret…I’m not that good with tech. I’m constantly glaring at my phone wondering why emails are popping up twice or icons have mysteriously gone missing 🙂

      I’m so glad I could make you smile…that’s the best compliment 🙂

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  4. Ours can’t understand anything I say. I think my husband disabled it when I started telling it jokes.


  5. Sorry, I thought you meant you were telling Siri jokes.
    I ask for music more than I ask for jokes, but yes Google isn’t a bad comedian. Is it really bad when you ask Google for a kid joke… and then you have to think about it to get the punchline? 🙂


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