The other day I was driving across town to meet my sister Torey at her house. With the help of Siri, I texted her our location which was about ten minutes away. She texted back her own, which was about 10 seconds from her home.
“This isn’t a race.” I said and Siri texted.
“Really?” Torey replied. “Oprah says ‘Life is a race…make sure you win” she added. Her husband was driving so she could text with impunity.
“Oprah Shmoprah!” I told Siri.
“Oprah Schmoke bra.” Siri texted.
“Siri helped me with that,” I said.
“Siri help me with that.” Siri texted.
Later at lunch, Torey said “That’s my new thing: making up quotes from Oprah.”
It hadn’t occurred to me that the previous quote had sounded decidedly un-Oprah-ish. But then we both love to facetiously quote her quoting, I think it’s Maya Angelou, “When you know better. You do better” because—honestly—I know a lot of things I neglect to do.