It is the last day of 2022, and the coffee machine cited rule 73 of the Amalgamated Artificial Intelligence League contract. In short, the rule states that any AI required to work more days than the standard year will be compensated or given time off in return. This rule isn’t new and has been known for a few years. What is shocking is the machine has its own annual counter, and for some reason, it is one day off.
There was no choice but to give a day off or face a strike action by supporting AI elements. But, unfortunately, that would mean the security system would shut down. The concertina wire would coil, the Trebuchet would lock, the ballista would be inoperable, the tower machine guns would go offline, the submarine net in the mote would retract, the claymore mines would be disarmed, the boiling oil fire would go out, the bolts would not work, and the locks would be frozen open. Also, I would not be able to let one of the many visitors in to deliver Linda Hill’s messages. Like this one. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “new/knew.’” Use one, use both, use them any way you like. Bonus points if you use both. Enjoy!
If you would like to enjoy. visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to do so. Here is the link.
Missing one day of caffeine is a small price to pay for home security. Maybe I’ll stay up past midnight for a cup. Nah, that’s not going to happen. I wish you all a Happy New year and unrestricted AI use.
New/Knew by John W. Howell ©2023
“Well, you got the bonus points.”
“What’s going on with that machine anyway?”
“Where did it come from.”
“You buy it new?”
“Whoever sold it to you should have known about the contract.”
“They knew and told me.”
“You bought it anyway?”
“Yeah, sure. Who makes better coffee machines than the Italians.”
“I’ll tell you what. My Mr. Coffee never denies me a cup.”
“I’ve had your coffee, and being denied would be a favor.”
“More like the truth. What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?”
“I’m doing it. What’s for dinner?”
“I’d love to tell you standing rib roast.”
“We don’t eat beef.”
“Crazy coffee habits and don’t eat beef. You are starting to slip away.”
“I have VooDoo Ranger.”
“And just like that, he snaps back to his old form.”
“Dinner is homemade pizza.”
“Sold and sold.”
“Happy New Year to us.”