In full disclosure I must confess to you, gentle reader, that I don’t own a cell phone, let alone a fancy-shmancy smart phone. (I know you’re shocked, if you feel lightheaded put your head between your knees and focus on your breathing.) It seems as if the entire world owns a cell phone. I figure there are probably about five or six of us technology-bereft individuals left in the greater Indianapolis area who don’t. And three of them are probably 10 year olds.
Someday I will be the proud owner of a cell phone, someday far in the future when we have robots to do our household chores and we drive hoover-cars to the grocery store. However, I think I could talk my husband into buying a cellphone faster if they came with a few special Apps.
1- I wish there was an app for emptying the dishwasher. If my calculations are correct, I’ve emptied the dishwasher approximately 5600 times in my life. That’s enough for any one.
2- I wish there was an app that would do my daughters’ hair. I am notoriously horrible at doing girl hair (despite having girl hair) and my daughters are notoriously horrible at sitting quietly while I ineptly fiddle around. It would just be wonderful if technology could step in and help a mother out.
3- I wish there was an app that could locate all the missing-in-action library books we have scattered around the house.
4- I wish there was an app that would shout out, “Don’t forget to wash your hands!” every time a toilet flushed at my house, so I wouldn’t have to.
5- I wish there was an app that would step in if too many people kept asking, “I don’t know….what do you wanna do tonight?” The app would speak up in its little mechanical, robot voice and say, “Tonight you are going to do this,” and give out instructions. There could also be a similar function for when “I don’t know….what do you want for dinner?” is said too often.
6- I wish there was an app that alerted you when someone is being sarcastic and teasing versus when they are being serious. Then I could avoid some pretty awkward situations. Can you imagine Siri’s voice saying, “This person is being sarcastic when they say they would love to look at more pictures of your children.”? I can.
What are some apps you wish you had?