Welcome Home

No one says Welcome Home anymore.

In my house, I’m lucky if anyone turns away from the TV for a whole two seconds and tosses a Hi in my direction. No one actually gets up and comes to the door. Basically, I got more enthusiastic welcomes from the dog, but he’s moved out.

Banners say Welcome Home, but unless you’ve been stuck in the hospital for a month or carried a gun somewhere overseas don’t expect anyone to string one up for you anytime soon.

Has this lack of an anachronistic pleasantry darkened my days and ruined my nights? No. I never even thought about it, much less rued its absence, until…

On my way home recently, I asked Google to talk me through the traffic and ever-present construction. Eventually, I pulled into my driveway. My phone said…

Welcome Home.

LOL, literally. Huge smile on my face.

I considered driving around the block just to come back and hear that automated welcome again because—seriously cute.

Who needs people when your phone likes you?  🙂

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10 thoughts on “Welcome Home

  1. Dogs are so popular as pets because they can be so loving and enthusiastic.

    I wonder if people talk to Siri just to hear a voice? Sometimes I watch educational TV lectures just to have a human voice around.


    1. Yes, that’s one of the great things about dogs. They’re always thrilled when you walk through the door 🙂
      I wouldn’t be at all surprised if some people talk to Siri just to hear a voice. A lot of people live alone these days. At our last census the number of single person dwellings had gone way up.
      I like to listen to music when I’m puttering around by myself, but educational TV sounds like a “smart” choice. 🙂

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      1. Kurt Vonnegut used to say that loneliness is the modern disease: “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”


      2. He’s right and there are people doing something about it. I watched a documentary on Netflix. Architects working to change our cities, making them better for people not cars 🙂


  2. That’s great!!! You just gifted me a belly laugh! Wow. Love that. Sweet hidden people somewhere programming. And You know, You’ve opened a can of worms with this little geek don’t You? You are going to get a “Welcome Home!” from me whenever You visit! Because You alway, ALWAYS make me smile and that is a gift and home is where the heart is and the heart is happiness…right? Work with me here! 🤣 Thank You and Cheers and Welcome home! 💖

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