On Google she found everything that she wanted to know; every answer, the colors of rainbows, the analysis of her favorite poem, diet plan of Gwyneth Paltrow, the designer of Claire Underwood, recipe of tres leches cake, phone number of her regular pizza place, direction to that ex-boyfriend’s latest house, tips to lose 5 pounds in 5 days.
That was just the beginning of her successful relationship with the illusion of her knowledge. Together they became the smartest and most popular couple in their little lovely world. Someone in the neighborhood even called her Mrs. Google. How proud she felt that day! Knowledge was powerful indeed.
One night, the weather was not great. It rained continuously for five days. Her front porch was covered with chunks of hail. A friend called her to ask a simple question, “Can you tell me the ingredients of a nice cup of hot tea?” “Within a minute,” she grinned. Her internet browser was open; she typed fast – the best tea recipe. Only a white screen appeared, with a picture of a black dinosaur and a written nightmare “Unable to connect to the Internet.”
She tried to fix the screen, the internet; but nothing worked. The silence of the night reminded her of those soothing years of ’90s.
There were scattered storms outside her window after a while. The sky was dark and blank, just like her mind. She did not remember the recipe of a cup of tea, or anything else without the help of her love, Google. Her palace of illusion finally got a crack.
In a contemporary world, Google is everyone’s favorite word. Do you love Google just like we all do? And what is your favorite word with H?