Friday, September 26, 2014
"You Do Not Exist"
Yesterday I called my local pharmacy for a refill. There was something wrong with their phone system; it asked for my extension and password. I hung up and tried again. Same result, so I hit "zero" hoping it would default to a human. Instead, the automated system told me, in a pleasant female voice, "You do not exist. Goodbye." Then it hung up on me, precipitating a sudden flashback to a college French lit course. Life is certainly absurd when automated systems become existentialist.