Lacking the human touch

2 min readDec 23, 2022

In which the writer muses on the value of an automated thank you.

Robot leaning into a handheld phone
This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

If you have a telephone you’ve probably received a robo-call.

They come in all shapes and flavors — scams, polls, advertising — and usually at inopportune moments like dinner time or when you’re on the second floor of the house and the phone is on the first.


Recreational writer, collector of antique corkscrews, urban gardener and management consultant to social profit organizations. Proudly Canadian.