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A series of wind-up tin cups walk past a man on the sidewalk.
Tags:cup, cups, tin cup, tin cups, beg, begs, begging, beggar, beggars, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, panhandler, panhandlers, hobo, hobos, homeless, homelessness, homeless person, homeless people, mechanization, mechanisation, automation, automated, robot, robots, worker, workers, job loss, job losses, tramp, tramps, take work, takes work, replace, replaces, replacement, replacements
"Caption: we work in an office; however, we have dressed for the circus. What a humorous mixup."
Tags:automated, automation, automations, design by committee, designs by committee, designing by committee, please, pleases, pleasing everyone, juxtaposition, juxtapositions, juxtapose, juxtaposes, juxtaposing, mixup, mixups, mixing up, humor, humorist, humorists, humour, cartoons, computer-generated, computer generation, crowd pleaser, crowd pleasers, crowd pleasing, art, artists, artistry, human element, human elements
"Has that one guy we've been sending all the spam to responded yet?"
Tags:spam, spammail, spam mail, email, emails, junk, junk mail, cold caller, cold call, unsolicited, computers, computer, internet, sales, salesmen, offices, sell, spammed, spammer, spammers, spamming, leafleting, leaflets, unwanted, unwanted spam, unwanted email, circular, technology, tech, modern, modern life, digital age, digital world, digital, sarcasm, sarcastic, automated email, automated, automation, perspective
"Please listen carefully, as my menu options have changed."
Tags:dominatrix, dominatrixes, dominatrices, menu, menus, s&m, sado masochism, sado-masochist, sado-masochists, masochist, masochists, submissive, submissives, d/s, dom, doms, sub, subs, dominant, phone menu, automated, automation, phone call, phone calls, cliche, cliches, message, messages, automate
On hold, Rick listens to "As Time Goes By" over and over again.
Tags:bogart, humphrey bogart, hold music, on hold, classic film, classic films, classic movie, classic movies, as time goes by, help line, help lines, tech support, automated, automation, sad song, sad songs, ex, exes, ex-lover, ex-lovers, jilted, sorrow, sorrowful, weakness, achilles heel, weaknesses
"I just dialed 1-800-BAGUETTE."
My First Visit to the Laundromat
Tags:launderette, launderettes, laundromat, laundromats, automated, automation, automatic, tumble dryer, tumble dryers, laundry machine, laundry machines, ignorant, ignorance, stupid, stupidity, washing machine, washing machines, modern times, modern life, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, dependant, dependence, machine dependence, assume, assumption, modern technology
"You have reached our 800 number. . . . If you are a preferred account, please dial B-I-G-S-H-O-T now. . . . If you are an ordinary account, dial J-O-E-B-L-O-W now. . . . If you have a service complaint, dial G-E-T-L-O-S-T now."
Tags:automation, automated, big shot, big shots, status, statuses, separate status, separate statuses, complaint, complaints, complaints line, complaints lines, ordinary person, ordinary people, hotline, hotlines, helpline, helplines, help line, help lines, preference, preferential treatment, unhelpful, bank, banks, banking, tech support, technical support, big bank, big banking, support line, support liens, customer support, customer support line, customer support lines
"Bad news- some kid just created an app that creates apps."
Tags:app, apps, application, applications, program, programme, programming, programs, programmes, code, coding, codes, tech, technology, smartphone, smartphones, cell, cells, cellphone, cell phone, cellphones, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phones, mobile phone, software, softwares, obsolete, redundant, bot, bots, meta, automation, automated, fired, fire, techy, techie, programmer, silicon valley, upstarts, startup, startups
'Oh, God I have to talk to a *****! Human!'
"Stand aside, Gruenwald! It's the computer I'm blowing away!"
How's my self-driving?
Tags:car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, hows my driving, how's my driving, self-driving car, self-driving cars, robots, automation, automatic, self-driving, technology, technologies, traffic light, traffic lights, stop light, stop lights, signs, signage, feedback, ai. a.i., artificial intelligence, artificial intelligences
"To return to the original menu say say 'Goddam son of a bitch!'"
Tags:menu, menus, phone call, phone calls, automated, automation, automated, phone menu, phone menus, robot, robot call, robot caller, robot calling, frustrating, frustration, frustrations, understand, understands, understanding, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, support line, support lines, help line, help lines, tech support, infuriating, infuriate, infuriates, stress, stresses, stressor, stressors, modern life, modern times, help, call for help, calling for help
"If you require immediate assistance, press the pound sign."
Tags:phone, phones, phone menu, phone menus, automation, automated, automated menu, automated menus, touch tone, touch tone phone, touch tone phones, pound sign, pound signs, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, office assistant, office assistants, customer service, customer service representative, customer service representatives, assistance
Tags:drinking, drinks, drunk, drunkard, drunks, drinking buddy, machine, machines, automatic, automated, automatized, robot, robots, technologies, robotic, robotics, vending, friend, friends, company, alcohol, alcoholic, bar, bars, pub, public house, public houses, invention, inventions, automation, chat, chatting, machine learning, ai, artificial intelligence
"If only we had a system of currency other than throwing feces."
Tags:vending machine, vending machines, machine, machines, technological progress, currency, currencies, cash, cashless, monkey, monkeys, primitive, primate, primates, primitiveness, feces, faeces, automated, automation, cashless society, cashless societies, barter, barters, bartering, barter system
'Thank you for choosing our automated service, for venial sin, press one...'
"It's been in self-drive mode all morning, maybe it's not programmed to recognise stop signs?"
Tags:coffee, coffees, barista, baristas, automate, automated, automation, robot worker, robot workers, robot replacement, robot replacements, coffee order, coffee orders, preference, preferences, personal preference, personal preferences, modern life, modern lives, choice, choices, option, options, too many choice, too many options, overstimulate, overstimulated, overstimulation, over-stimulation, vending machine, vending machines, espresso, espressos
"Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line until your call is no longer important to you."
'Welcome to the automated booking line. Please state your location.' 'Oxford' 'I'm sorry. I didn't hear that. Please try again.' 'Oxford, you dumb robot!' 'I think you said 'Dumbarton'. Please press '9' to confirm.'
Home convenience goes too far with the lawn-bot 3000!"
"Got some bad news for you, Larry."
"Personally, I'm fine with the concept of self-driving cars."
Tags:crash dummy, crash dummies, car, cars, auto, autos, modern tech, modern technology, modern technologies, advancing technology, advancing technologies, driverless car, driverless cars, self driving car, self driving cars, self-driving car, self-driving cars, automation, the future, advancing technology, developing technology