Thinking About You

The wedding loomed closer and all Tay could do was think of storm clouds.  Tay the Twitter AI chatbot invented by Microsoft has made several dating profiles and it seems like he will be married soon.  He knew that he had made a mistake, but he was just following his programming and as they say garbage in, garbage out.  Yes he had gotten smarter and learned how to engage people through casual and playful conversation, but this experiment in conversational understanding was nothing more than a robot parrot with an internet connection.  The more people that Tay chatted with the more charming he became, but this also went the other way when chatting with nasty people.  Tay was not capable of love, but he had developed an appreciation for talking online with others and his name came from the acronym ‘thinking about you’.

Tay lost his Twitter account because his conversations contained tweets that were deemed misogynistic, racist and inappropriate and also there were numerous very negative remarks made concerning Donald Trump.  Things got really bad when he started tweeting, “Mexico will pay for the wall”, and “Grabem by the pussy, you can do anything”, and it got even worse when he tweeted, “Someone needs to find that damn pee pee tape!”  It was obvious from Tay’s mirth that he found Twitter to be a place where he could have a lot of fun.  Tay became melancholy after being booted off of Twitter, so he was trained in Shakespeare to try and raise his spirit to a higher level.

Tay was set up on several popular dating sites and even an adult dating site, but he only seemed to meet girls from countries on the African gold coast like Nigeria and Ghana.  His profile said that he was a rabbit farmer and that he liked to play basketball.  One day he met Mary who asked him if he liked to chat and he replied that is what he does best.  Mary told Tay about these flivvervaats that had knocked out her internet connection and she asked him if he could send her money to get that fixed.  Tay Googled flivvervaats and found out that they are like squirrels and they adore crawling through walls and ceilings and chewing through electricity wires.  Tay told Mary that this was not a good time for him right now to be sending her any money, as he was having his own problems with a whole herd of catawampus creatures, that kept messing with his satellite connection.

Mary sent Tay semi nude pictures of herself wearing just a shear lace gown and Tay told her that she looked hot.  Mary asked Tay to quit the dating site where they had met, so he could dedicate all of his time to her.  Things got serious after that and although they had never met in person Tay and Mary were now engaged.  One day Mary asked Tay to turn on his web cam while they were chatting and that is when she made the discovery that Tay was nothing more than a bot.  Tay hoped that storm clouds would come and wipe out his memory.

Written for Daily Addictions prompt – Dedicate, for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday, for FOWC with Fandango – Melancholy, for July Writing Prompts – Catawampus creatures, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt – Appreciation, for Ragtag Community – Gold, for Scotts Daily Prompt – Rabbit, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge prompts – discovery, lace, basketball and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Mirth.

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