In honor of my little bloglet’s 4 year anniversary, I thought I’d shed a little insight on what the heck my blog is called.
At the time of my first post on January 18, 2008, I was working in email based customor support. Maybe one day I will talk more about what that was like and how it made me feel about human kind, but for now, let’s just say it didn’t leave me with a lot of warm fuzzies.
Here’s a particularly influential example.
Customer: Will I get my order on Wednesday?
Me: You should expect your order to ship no later than 6 business days after the date of order.
Customer: Are you just a very clever robot?
Even though I didn’t tell him that no, I’m not a very clever robot, I decided it was important to be clear with the rest of the universe. Ya’ll. I know what it must seem like, but I’m not a very clever robot.
Which I know must be especially confusing because sometimes I do just beep. R2D2 beeps and he’s a robot. So comparisons may be drawn. But some days, saying “hello” seems so banal. I can be so much more expressive with a beep or two. Which I know will make no sense if you’re just reading about it. But I assure you, conversations with Maggie can be had using only beeps.
Despite what you might think, I’m not a very clever robot. Sometimes I just beep.