This week’s Friday Fictioner post is in recognition of bot appreciation week. Yes, bots deserve attention since they make up such a large part of our society. Everywhere we turn, there is a bot with an automated message just for us. The bot community, like other scam scum, is largely ignored by the powers that be until election season kicks into high gear. The contribution they make to the world is an important one. Without bots, sales of Tums, Preparation H., and Motrin would plummet. Thanks to bots the world is increasingly a more irritating and acidic place to live!
Remember, it’s tough for bots to compete for human jobs that require the skill to attract attention, generate interest, elicit desire, secure conviction, and execute that oh-so-critical close. I wouldn’t be surprised if bot appreciation week spurs some real discussion around equal opportunity for bots legislation.
Here’s my 100 word Friday Fictioner offering.
Persona Non Grata
“Here’s the script. Any questions?”
“How will I know what they’re saying?”
“It doesn’t matter what they say. Just read it and move on to the next number.”
“Hello this is (insert candidate/merchant/charity name here) calling you personally with this important message. Have recent world events left you wondering what the future holds? Of course, they have! I understand your need to be heard and I want you to know that I’m listening. Your (vote/purchase/donation) will make sure your voice isn’t lost in the madness. So, don’t forget to make your (vote/purchase/donation) count. The future is counting on you!” Click.