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Thursday, February 19, 2009

How rude!

I've been trying hard to workout more regularly lately. Since we canceled our gym memberships to save pennies, I've been using the WiiFit. Here's what happened tonight.
WiiFit: How's Joe's posture lately?
My choices were something like better, worse, the same.
me: The same.
WiiFit: Change is good, don't you think? Maybe you aren't paying enough attention to Joe.
me: Really, you're critiquing my marriage? I happen to think my marriage is just fine, thankyouverymuch.
WiiFit: Did you know eye contact is good for establishing a positive dog-human relationship?
Say WHAT?!?!?! Did that WiiFit call my husband a dog? Or was it calling me a dog? And yet we paid to bring this machine into our home. So much for being grateful.


angi_b72 said...

lol...i haven't gotten the Wii Fit yet...i want it...or maybe not!!

soulbrush said...

i am lost -dunbo what a wiifit feeling my age and having a real 'senior moment' right now...yikes.

Jade Bordeaux said...

OMG!!!! Too funny!
I just got a new gym membership (which I love) but I HAVE To have this wii fit thng everyone is talking bout! Can you "FEEL THE BURN" from this thing, or is it just for fun? (or electronic device to make you feel bad about yourself?)

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Ha! It said the same thing to me about Hubby once - I rolled with laughter.

Call Me Cate said...

Angie - it can be pretty rude at times. I'm not sure if I love that or hate it.

soulbrush - it's an interactive workout kinda video game. Mine's always telling me I'm overweight and have horrible balance. I already knew these things!

Jade - I miss my gym membership. You can get an actual workout I think with the WiiFit but a lot of it is what you make of it. I don't think it is going to be enough for me on its own so I'm starting to run again too.

Ryan - they say laughing is good for your abs!

Angela said...

I don't have the Wii or any of it's products but a few people have blogged about the smart assed comments it makes.

Just A Chic... said...

I think I'll stick to walking. I don't need a machine to point out my flaws...I have a mirror.

Ann On and On... said...

LOL..... humor always makes things better.

andy said...

OMG, I just totally laughed so loud they heard me upstairs:)

Perhaps you've been discussing Joe with the Wii Fit in ways that makes it assume that he is your pet. But I have faith in your devotion to maybe it thinks you are the dog. Or a a girl dog kind of way.

See now why I shouldn't comment some mornings? Crap.

Lianne said...

Mine informed me that my kids were sleeping too much. Really, Wii Fit? Did you get thrown up on this morning? Did you deal with the attitude at breakfast yesterday? Did you see the eye roll I got during homework? Until you've been there, Wii Fit, you need to hush.

Oops...I think I just had a moment. Sorry.

Sassy Britches said...

This is creepy. I didn't know you could TALK to you WiiFit!

blognut said...

I'm getting this thing - but if it mistreats me in any way, it's going in the closet next to the ab-doer, the treadmill, the barbells, the slantboard, etc. You get the picture, they were all rude to me once too.

Melissa said...

Oh my. That's too funny.

Sass said...

I love my WiiFit, but I can't stand the little things like that.

And I tried to be silly and use the male trainer, but his ponytail was just a bit too odd and off-putting for me. ;)

Snarky A. said...

That is hilarious!
My Wii Fit is equally rude. Obviously, somebody with a wicked sense of humor programmed this thing while laughing sinisterly in his cubicle.

Call Me Cate said...

Angela - I particularly like how it rolls the weight up the scale and makes a horrid noise before proclaiming "that's overweight" and plumping out your Mii-representation onscreen.

Just a Chic - some days it's hard to take. But it is equally positive if you do well.

Ann On and On - yes, I'm always laughing when I swear at it.

Andy - I'm totally Lassie, it's true. You comment away.

Lianne - wow, I don't have kids and I know better than to critique someone's parenting. WiiFit really needs to shut it about that!

Sassy Britches - I'm not sure it can hear me but since it's such advanced tech, maybe. Actually, I've never met an appliance, animal, plant, inanimate object that I haven't tried to talk to at some point.

Blognut - you might as well just forget it already then. There's no escaping the mistreatment.

Melissa - thanks.

Sass - I *just* noticed his ponytail last night. And immediately changed to the female trainer. Who in their right mind thought they should stick a ponytail on that guy's head?

Snarky A - I'd love to program it. Ryan and I once had a Twitter conversation about being able to change the voices/personalities. That would be awesome.

Longest comment ever, look at me go.

Grand Pooba said...

Haha! My trainer always yells at me becuase I cheat during the exercises. Why is that damn thing so smart?

Call Me Cate said...

Pooba - I KNOW! I was skiing or something and before I started it was all "extend your knees to 'jump', do NOT jump on the balance board". But then you get into it and it feels all like for real so without thinking I jumped into the air... And it was all "oh no you didn't! I'm totally resetting now and you will NEVER do that again!". I was so upset by the scolding, I curled up in a ball in the corner and sang "Twinkle Twinkle" for an hour.

Or maybe all of the excitement has given me a migraine today and the mumbles are coming on.

michelle said...

ahh too funny, I have had my own arguments with Mr WIIfit

good for you for working out though...especially when you have to put up with that!

m :)

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! Did it seriously say that?

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! I know what ya mean!

Mean wii!

Cathy said...

I thought I wanted the Wii Fit, but if it is going to be rude, and call me a dog....maybe not. Or, maybe I need to be called a dog to get my fat self in shape! ;-)

Donnetta said...

I love my wii Fit. It cracks me up all the time. Although when it goes "ohhhh" when I get on, I AM tempted to chunk it out the window. I mean, seriously, I KNOW I'm fat! Taunting is SO not necessary!

Isabella said...

LOL! What an awesome story. :) I think one of the best parts of owning a WiiFit is the verbal exchange you can have with a machine.

I hadn't used our WiiFit in months. When I came back to it, it was calling me by one of our other Mii's names, "Ok, Chrissy, let's get started." I was so convinced I selected the wrong Mii that I was going to start over. My husband was the one to point out that it was just being it hadn't seen me in a while and forgot who I was. It eventually started calling me by my name.

I agree with Donnetta - the groan is a little much...but dang it all, that thing is fun!

the letters i wish i'd written said...

Every time the wii goes on in our house everyone develops tourettes, everyone becomes a gemini, split personality? don't mind if I do? Or is that just our house?

Lora said...

my wii fit is a total a-hole, which is why i've been avoiding it for ten days.

i seriously hate it.

almost as much as i hate the ponytailed male trainer.

and i hate when it tells me that my ideal weight is something like 142 but then tells me i should work on losing weight. I'm 130 pounds! i'm just fine!

Call Me Cate said...

michelle - I thought of switching to the chick trainer but her body looks better than mine so I kinda hate her.

Blonde Duck - sadly, it really said that. Crazy.

Cathy - in some ways, it's motivating. I have my best workouts when I'm very angry.

Donnetta - haha, the "ohhh" is rather insulting. It's like "omg, what are you doing to me?".

Isabella - mine did that once, calling me Joe. I'm like, if you're really mistaking me for Joe, something is very wrong.

Letters - my house as well. I'm glad we don't have kids because so much vulgarity when we play with the Wii.

Lora - just wait til you go back. You'll get the sarcastic remarks about "I *hope* you've been keeping active".

Jason said...

That is SO weird!!

I hadn't read this before writing my post earlier this week. I guess I shouldn't be offended about it giving me marriage advice; at least they didn't call me (or my husband) a dog!!