Normally, I’m on the side of anything that provides a paycheck to a voice talent. But I have to say I have a lot of sympathy with Craig Wilson, writing in USA Today about some bossy automated devices he’s had to deal with lately.
I particularly empathize with him over his reaction to the lady who lives in the GPS. Though I don’t own one, I was driving our It’s A Mystery troupe to a show last year, and I swear the GPS we had was trying to kill us. She kept giving us commands to turn where there was no road. After I began ignoring the prompts on our return trip, I fully expected to hear the little voice utter a frustrated: “Humph……Men!!!”
Apologies to any and all who earn their bread with these gigs. I’ve done one or two myself. I guess I was surprised to notice someone else who noticed.
And don’t worry, R2 and C-3PO. You I still love.
— over and out —