I know Halloween is coming up fast, but it’s not here yet and I just had the spookiest thing happen to me on Google.
I had just finished my dinner and had several Brussels sprouts left on my plate. Diego was scratching on the door of the Doggie Domain to be fed and before I fed them my remaining sprouts along with their regular doggie fare, I thought I’d check out whether they were good for dogs. I had just typed in “Can dogs eat . . . .” and Google completed the sentence with “cooked Brussels sprouts?!!!” How spooky is that? What are the chances that anyone would ask that question of all the thousands of possibilities? I have not mentioned Brussels sprouts ever on my computer. How could Google know? Then I happened to notice that the sticky note had fallen off my camera lens on my computer, which I always keep covered. Had Google been spying on me as I ate my meal in front of the computer????
My lens is now again covered, and as I take my last few bites of yogurt and blueberries, I’m tempted to write, ‘Can dogs eat . . .?” If Google says “blueberries and yogurt,” I am going to be seriously spooked!!!
Nope. It did predict my ending, but once again it suggested, “Can dogs eat cooked Brussels sprouts?”