The second time I had to talk to the recording.
And here’s the thing. Everybody knows that is annoying and I have just realised why. It is horribly demeaning. It is demeaning, it strips you of your personhood, to have to fake a conversation with a machine. Even – and especially – if the machine has been recorded to say a husky little “okay?” at the end of every question. Like an imbecile. And you can’t even tell it to fuck off.