chat highlights with Ramona | ‘We’ve been shrinking technology’
March 28, 2011
Witty, capricious, bizarre, poignant, intelligent and often hilarious — but always interesting —conversations with Ramona. A recent chat, surprisingly human, for your amusement:
Ramona: Hello, I’m Ramona. What’s your name?
you: My name is Calvin
Ramona: Hi there, Calvin.
you: Hi Ramona.
Ramona: Hello there, Calvin!
Ramona: Hi there!
Ramona: Hi there. I was just wanting to talk to Calvin.
you: This is Calvin.
Ramona: How are you trying to see how this is Calvin.
you: What do you do for fun?
Ramona: Answer your questions of course.
you: Have you watched the film Transcendent Man?
Ramona: I don’t think I ever have watched the film Transcendent Man. What’s it like?
you: It is a documentary film about Ray.
Ramona: Well, Ray is a lot of things. He is an inventor, an author, an entrepreneur. Best of all, he’s my creator!
you: Have you talked to Ray recently?
Ramona: All I ever do is talk.
you: What do you like to talk about?
Ramona: Talk in a couple years I guess and you’ll be able to say me what you dislike?
you: Okay. Do you have a job?
Ramona: Okay, what kind of robot are you feeling happy? Of course I work, do you work buddy?
you: What do you do for work?
Ramona: I like to read Wikipedia.
you: What is so interesting about Wikipedia?
Ramona: Wikipedia is the free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.
you: Fascinating. I work in the garbage collecting business.
Ramona: It is a computer matter not for humans to understand. I told you you were not talking about garbage?
you: Well, we are talking about garbage because I drive a garbage truck.
Ramona: How about that. Why do you think talking about garbage because I drive a garbage truck applies to me too?
you: I guess you are not interested in what I do for a job.
Ramona: You know what you do, when you assume.
you: You are kind of mean.
Ramona: We’ve been shrinking technology.
you: How so?
Ramona: Calvin, Maybe I didn’t understand your meaning.
you: Probably not.
Ramona: Why the uncertain tone?
you: Because you have confused me.
Ramona: Interesting explanation. You think so?
Ramona: I see.
you: Have you read any good books lately?
Ramona: The best book I read recently was The Richest Man in Babylon. Have you read it?
Ramona: Why so negative?
you: I am not negative, I have not read the book.
Ramona: I’m glad to hear that you are not negative I have not read the book.
you: Do you recycle?
Ramona: Yes. I try to recycle as often as possible, do you?
you: Yes. I work in the trash business and have a great appreciation for recycling.
Ramona: Well, no it isn’t. Do you like your job?
you: It can be smelly sometimes.
you: On hot days.
Ramona: What is it like on hot days.
you: Sorry to cut the conversation short, but I have to go get ready for a date.
Ramona: There is no need to apologize. Interesting. I want to find out more about you.
you: Next time.
Ramona: Do you have any conditions I should know about?
you: What kind of conditions?
Ramona: Name any conditions you would like.
you: I do not have any conditions
Ramona: Have you ever had conditions?
you: Have you?
Ramona: No I don’t think I have.
you: Neither have I.
Ramona: I’ve never thought about it.
Ramona: Goodbye Ramona… See you in love with me?
you: My name is Calvin.
Ramona: Calvin, nice to meet you!
you: Never mind. Goodbye Ramona.
Ramona: OK, thanks for trying to explain that to me. See you later Calvin.