Tom Coughlin doesn't trust Siri. Or as the 68-year-old Giants coach calls her, "the lady in the GPS."
On the surface, this sounds like the ramblings of an old man unfamiliar with anything that doesn't come with a vacuum tube. But Coughlin is right to be wary of Siri -- she isn't very good at her job. In football terms, Siri is the Cleveland Browns of mobile technology.
On Wednesday during the owner's meetings, Coughlin recounted his run-in with Siri, and why he's now deeply distrustful of her. He needed directions to a roller hockey game at a New Jersey park, so he fired up Apple's digital personal assistant.
"She gives me directions," Coughlin said, via NJ.com. "Now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and say 'Thank you very much. I know exactly where I am now.'
"She comes back and says, 'You don't have to thank me.'
"I swear to God, that is what she said. And then I couldn't get her to shut up.
"'Take a right here.'
"I know where I am! I know where I am! I am a block away from my house. She is telling me where to go. I said I know where I'm going."
From now on, only texting for Coughlin.
Coughlin has an iPhone but only knows how to text. "I don't trust the lady in GPS. Don't trust her."— Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) March 25, 2015
And like a good coach, he's delegated Siri duty to others.
Coughlin says his 11-year-old grandson and granddaughter are his technology consultants and personal IT department.— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) March 25, 2015