A MAN has outsourced the purchase of a thoughtful gift for his wife to a budget-priced artificial intelligence they keep in the lounge.
Despite being married to Lucy for ten years, Ryan Whittaker still feels his best chance of success is to rely on the inanimate object he normally only asks about the weather.
He said: “Alexa’s very good. She always knows the football fixtures, and the timings for fish fingers, and that I only like one Blur album. So it’s worth a shot.
“She gets on well with Lucy – I hear them chatting about true crime podcasts – and she listen to all our conversations, which is more than I do. I tend to tune out in case it’s nagging.
“Lucy’s hard to buy for because I’ve never bothered to ask about her interests. Alexa’s got the whole of Amazon at her fingertips. She’ll do a great job.”
Wife Lucy said: “Fine by me. Anything’s better than the leaf-blower from 2017 and the underwear we will never, ever talk about from 2012.
“Except I’ve just been emailed telling me I’ve paid £155.96 for my present of an Alexa for every room, because the f**king thing is hooked up to my f**king account.”