Sure, Google is your phone-a-friend fail-safe for all the pressing questions in your life. But you don’t actually treat it like a human being, do you?
May Ashworth, aka the most polite 86-year-old British grandmother in the world, does. When her grandson Ben John popped by his nana’s home to borrow her washer and dryer, he also borrowed her laptop. On it, he discovered the most polite Google search ever:
“Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii for me thank you”
As it turns out, May thought that there was an actual person sitting there on the other side of the screen at Google headquarters helping with her search queries. And she thought she’d get a faster response by exercising good manners. If only.
That said, after Ben tweeted a screenshot of her request, Google UK did answer her question:
“In a world of billions of Searches, you made us smile. Oh, and it’s 1998.”
File under: Totally adorbs.