I talk to inanimate objects a lot.
These are typically not the most thrilling conversations.
They hardly ever respond to me.
In fact, sometimes I think they aren’t even listening.
I hadn’t realized just how often I talk to things, though, until my brother started answering on their behalf.
That was also when I realized that the objects may have a fair reason not to obey me:
I’m not giving them nearly enough positive reinforcement.
Their work environment can get downright hostile.
So I’ve got a new plan of action. I’ll keep you posted on the results.