Calibration Problem

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Marconi’s submarine sandwiches were already famous when the diner upgraded their kitchens. When it was done, they claimed their nanotechnology ovens recreated their traditional flavors and textures perfectly. Quincy hoped it was true.

“I’ll take the Hot Six-Inch Italian,” said Quincy to the server robot.

Four minutes later, the robot returned with his plate. Quincy recoiled at what he saw on his plate. He called over a human supervisor.

Giovanni stared down at the plate in horror. “Ohmigosh, I’m sorry!”

“That’s okay, Gio,” said Quincy. “Looks like a calibration problem.”

Carefully, Giovanni carried away the six-inch tall, angry Italian man.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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32 Responses to Calibration Problem

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Oh dear, that’s a pretty big — er, major — calibration problem. On the other hand, if I could order a full-sized hot Italian…. Where did you say this diner was, hypothetically speaking?

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  2. Lyn says:

    One can only shake their head and sigh…Eric, Eric, Eric 😀

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  3. Hmm… I wonder what “a ham & Swiss on rye” would have gotten him?

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  4. Ha ha. I shouldn’t laugh but it still got me. Good stuff.

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  5. luckyjc007 says:

    LOL’s!!! You just can’t get any fresher meat than that!!!

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  6. lol Thank you. I sincerely needed a laugh. 🙂

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  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Another twisted tale. Nicely done.

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  8. List of X says:

    Quincy will be even more surprised when he gets his drink order, a Sex on the Beach cocktail.

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  9. yarnspinnerr says:

    It made me think of Bloody Mary. You excelled yourself here.

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  10. Oh, those robots! Makes me wonder what else is going on at the diner.

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  11. Michael Wynn says:

    Very funny. The problems of technology

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  12. Dear Eric,

    Once more we find that artificial intelligence isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 😀 What would I get if I ordered a Reuben, I wonder? You always make me laugh and scratch my head at the same time.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. That’s my job. Make folks wonder about this freaky stuff and, most importantly (hopefully), share a laugh. I think there’s an actor named Reuben Blades. Maybe he would show up on your plate? 😉 Thanks so much Rochelle! 🙂


  13. Erik, you never fail to come up with something different, and that was certainly different. I’m always afraid robots will turn on us one day. Maybe I’ve watched too many sci-fi movies. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I always try to be different. Seems it worked this time. 😉 I wouldn’t worry about robots too much. The Hollywood stuff is just sensationalism. It’ll be awhile before we have humanoid service robots anyway. 😉 Thanks Suzanne! 🙂

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