Took the boys to practice tonight and my son’s teammate had a new phone. An iPhone, to be exact. With Siri.
Thus my need to unveil the top reasons a 12 year-old boy should NOT have a phone. With Siri.
1. 12 year-old boys do not completely comprehend that the voice they hear is not actually connected to a human being. Thus, asking questions like, “What is your favorite NHL team?” is not going to garner a reasonable answer. Siri doesn’t converse, no matter how much you coax it.
2. To a 12 year-old boy, it is loads of fun to verbally assault Siri with “you’re stupid” or “I hate you!” And they find it hysterical when Siri responds with “Now, now…” or “I’m sorry you feel that way.” Regardless, making fun of, and yelling at, Siri, passes the time quite well on the way to practice. For the boys, that is.
3. Unrelated to Siri, most 12 year-old boys don’t actually have anyone to call on said phone.