Our building has one of those “robotic receptionists” named Valerie. Basically, a computer screen of a face that says hello to you as you pass by, and can help you locate people if you type their name in on her keyboard.
I was a bit tired today; she said hello as usual as I walked by. Out of habit, I turned around and responded, “Hi.” Did a double-take, then ran away quickly before anyone noticed the crazy guy.
So now I’m talking to disembodied faces on computer screens. I really need a vacation.