A robot from East Lairdfield Nurseries
telephones to wish me happy birthday.
Of course, that indicates that a human
cared enough to have it dial their 2000
customers. So it is 0.005 of one actual
good wish, and a commensurate reply
is just about as grateful as a phorid fly.
Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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