Anyone with an iPhone knows that Siri sometimes has a mind of her own, much like children everywhere. Most of the time, she’s pretty accurate, but when she’s wrong, it’s often with hilarious results. Recently, a mom shared her personal experience with Siri on LinkedIn and let’s just say it involves the word “poop.”
Lauren Brown, who works for ADP, shared that her daughter asked Siri to change her contact name to “Poop Your Pants.” The name change went into effect pretty quickly and apparently included an update to everything, including (… wait for it… ) her work emails.
“In case you’re wondering how my career is progressing, my daughter asked #Siri to call me ‘Poop Your Pants’ which I didn’t realize until I was on an email to a client. Let this be a cautionary tale to all you working parents!”
Can you imagine casually glancing up and seeing the phrase “Poop Your Pants” where your name should be? On a work email? To clients? Not even just coworkers, but clients. We’d be mortified! That said, we have to admit it’s sorta funny, as it happened to someone other than us.
Brown’s followers empathized with her situation, sharing their own working parent tales of woe. “Been there, my nephews relabeled me ‘poop’ as well, while I was job searching,” responded one LinkedIn user. Another said, “Ha! My daughter changed my husbands to farting purple unicorn…awesome!!”
Another gave some sage advice, “I’m pretty sure that all kids have ‘keeping parents humble’ written into their job descriptions! They keep us from taking ourselves too seriously.”
That’s a fair point. Still, we’re going to be checking to make sure our contact information is in order. Just in case…
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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