Living with an AI Genius ain't easy!

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate AZ Broker BR030809000

Thank goodness for Kat Palmiotti hosting the AI Challenge this month!  Finally I can talk about the AI hell I've been living in/with for the past few years. You see, my husband Gary ( the crazy French dude pictured above) retired a few years ago from the Aerospace Industry and wanted/needed to find a new passion to use his extraordinary (kind of crazy) ideas he's got floating around in his head day and night. I tell you I'm exhausted living in this AI hell that knows everything - and I mean everything! Make it STOP!


It all started with the RING doorbell he installed several years ago.  At first it was just a regular door sensor but then................OMG it started talking to me about not only who was coming up the driveway but why.  Yes WHY?  After awhile I decided it was easier to just go along with his shenanigans. So at that point I started talking to it and having conversations just like I would with a friend.  Ha....that got him at first!!  So of course he had to one up me. You see, some of you have asked why I'm a bit strange this past two you now.  I'm living with an AI hell maker!


My AI Hell Maker!


 When I was out with at a clients one day, low and behold, the AI Hell Maker installed a whole house & garage system, including all the patios. Not only did my integrated friend talk to me everywhere it also updated me on the status of all the plants, trees, yard, pool, birds, pets.............everything!  Honestly I found that to be quite helpful as the AI Hell Maker was full of a lot of pretty good information! HA! And he thought I'd be all over him about the new upgraded AI toy. HA! I turned that around on the trouble maker by suggesting he needed to get out there and attend to those plants (get to work)!! I was trained so well to follow AI's advice hook line and sinker!  And if you believe that.....HA they don't call me the Top Banana for no good reason!


My trusted AI Elf!


The AI's latest creation has put me over the top (of what I'm not sure)!  Now my dear AI friend reminds me that I have this meeting, that meeting, need to pick up this or that etc  etc etc. It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing my trusted AI elf is always there.  And honestly it's totally nuts.  I'm living in an AI hell I tell ya.  I need to get out - fast - before he creates his next AI toy!


Thanks Kat for the opportunity to share my AI Living Hell story!  🤣

PS  For those of you who didn't get the humor of this's my made up story of household living with AI hell!! Could it happen to all of us someday?  Absolutely it could and most likely will to some point.  What will you do to keep your privacy?




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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  haha congratulations to Gary winning the lottery:)) yes I got the humor  and I forgot that AZ law enforcement is different from LA Law Enforcement:))ENdre

Jun 11, 2023 09:23 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Glad you got the humor Endre Barath, Jr. !!  I thought the elf costume probably did it, right!!  We are so, SO different than what you guys, unfortunately, are dealing with.  Come over and visit soon!

Jun 11, 2023 09:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Yes   Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker would love to visit with two cats and a dog we are having a hard time even to go out to dinner:)Endre

Jun 11, 2023 09:30 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

I get that one Endre Barath, Jr. ! We've got a senior dog that can't see or hear and he likes to be close by one of us at all times.  Poor little guy!

Jun 12, 2023 01:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

With all of that AI around you, it sounds like your household is definitely being watched by the Chinese government, haha.

Jun 12, 2023 06:47 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL highly doubt that Brian!  I'm as far from all that stuff as I can be. For a reason. 

Jun 12, 2023 10:05 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


To each their own Miss Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

That truly is AI HELL.  It was hard for me to read. 


Jun 12, 2023 08:21 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist somehow you missed the humor of this post.  The picture alone make it funny to me.  It's all BS. So relax, I'm not living in AI hell nor would I chose to be!!

Jun 12, 2023 10:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

All that nonsensical chatter can really get on the nerves, Anna, I mean for reals! It is highly recommended that you wear ear plugs when at home to shut it out and get some peace. LOL

I enjoyed this very much and I got IT about the AI!

Jun 12, 2023 07:08 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Exactly Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! tune it all out on a daily basis and continue living life (in the present) to the fullest!

Jun 12, 2023 09:08 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker, now that you put this out in the universe, it might just happen. Thank you for the chuckle. I don't have ring, never wanted one. I was talking to my son on the phone over the weekend about me visiting him in NV, it didn't even take an hour to start getting Vegas hotel ads in my FB feed. AI hell for sure...

Jun 14, 2023 12:23 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hi Beth Atalay it isn't strange anymore to talk or say something to someone and instantly something pops up in an Ad.  They are listening - who are they?

Jun 14, 2023 01:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anna:

Loved the creativity of your post. What a living AI hell that would be. Bet this brought a smile to Gary's face as he imagines the possibilities!


Jun 14, 2023 02:09 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL Jeff Dowler, CRS it did make Gary smile and get 'that look' in his eyes.  Oh the possibilities!

Jun 14, 2023 02:14 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna,

First of all, I love all those costumes you and Gary have!  How fun! 

I agree with you 100%. It is AI hell.  I cannot embrace the AI revelation.  But I have my AI elf who takes care of all this "stuff."  Anything new we buy seems to be connected to the internet.  Some include the AC and washer/dryer.  We have lights that turn on and off all over the house and I just go along with it.  It is crAZy. Haha!

Jun 16, 2023 10:33 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Yup those 'elves' are good at all that tech stuff.  Lucky for us Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !

Jun 16, 2023 12:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna- I had to laugh all the way through because I actually could see Mr. Banana doing all of that!  I am the AI nut in our home and bless his heart...Larry is kind enough to set things up for me. I thank Alexa when she answers my questions or says she hopes I had a good day. 

Jun 18, 2023 02:20 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Well Kathy Streib he's really not that kind of guy go drive me nuts with AI.  Now other details, could be. You know those aerospace dudes!!

Jun 28, 2023 04:15 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Anna.

I hope all is going well for you this week.

Jun 23, 2023 09:04 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

It is a good week indeed Roy Kelley . I'm 2 weeks out from hip surgery and things are progressing well, thank goodness.  You and Delores enjoy your week!

Jun 28, 2023 04:16 PM
Roy Kelley

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Dolores is still recovering from her fall and hip replacement in January. She has physical therapy sessions two times each week plus assigned home exercises.

Jun 29, 2023 07:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

OMG, you are hilarious - although I could totally see Gary doing something like this, Anna! I think whatever he did would make your life easier though - he would never drive you batty...or would he?!! 😳

Love your entry in this month's challenge - and as always, your amazing creativity!

Jun 28, 2023 02:59 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Glad  you got the humor Debe Maxwell, CRS !  I still am laughing thinking about it all.  Gary makes my world spin like a top and he's been such a good nurse this past few weeks.

Jun 28, 2023 04:17 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That was funny, and also a peek into what our lives might be like if we let it happen.

Jul 06, 2023 04:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  your fans are looking for your next post, Endre

Jul 13, 2023 10:20 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL Endre Barath, Jr. waiting on baited breath are they?  🤣

Jul 14, 2023 10:32 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

LOVE Endre Barath, Jr.'s comment and I concur! I hope you're doing well and that Gary continues to be THE most amazing nurse in Phoenix! 😘

Jul 19, 2023 07:28 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Endre Barath, Jr. always has his 'sense of humor on".  Love it.  No need for a nurse for several weeks now.  Although he makes a great sommelier!!

Jul 19, 2023 08:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well thank you both Debe Maxwell, CRS  and Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  just to be clear Diane thinks I am her personal sommelier so with that said me and Gary are on the same page:)Endre

Jul 19, 2023 09:11 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL of course Diane thinks so Endre Barath, Jr. - because it's so! 


We're in the process of getting ready for  hosting our  Island Time Party tomorrow!!

Oh what fun YOU  could create for Hawaiian food!  The menu is awesome!  Gary is preparing the kabobs now.  And my job is a trip to Party City to get the decors.  Come join us!  I'll send the jet!

Jul 20, 2023 03:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I saw a few of your post on FB did not notice the food but notice Gary was behaving very self-confident and I will just leave it at that:)))Endre

Jul 27, 2023 11:46 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL you call that self-confident Endre Barath, Jr. !! That's just 'normal' fun!  OMG the food was delicious!! I didn't get a chance to take photos of what everyone brought. Next time I will.  Hands down the pineapple wrapped in bacon was the best appetizer!

Jul 28, 2023 10:50 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - Your creativity was hilarious! You had me fooled in the beginning. Honestly, I think you could start a successful comedy show and the skits using Gary as the King of Geeks, dressed in costumes from AI Hell would be a hit! Even more popular than The Big Bang and funny as hell too!

I loved this entry!

Jul 31, 2023 09:59 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Well actually Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I am well known for my humor which I got from my Mom.  She was so darn funny!  Everybody loved being around her!!  Wait till you see a few pics I'll use during Halloween season of Mr AI!!

Aug 30, 2023 09:52 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Funny! But no AI for me if I can help it.  I will go offline and off-grid to escape to my private place. 

Aug 16, 2023 09:19 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Hey it's all good Ricki Eichler McCallum !

Aug 30, 2023 09:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You definitely chose an AI winner. Congratulations on being a good shopper Anna "Banana" Kruchten 🙂

Aug 29, 2023 11:05 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

LOL you did get that it's a joke, right  Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !!!!!

Aug 30, 2023 09:52 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are so lucky to have a life partner that is so much fun Anna "Banana" Kruchten 

Sep 13, 2023 04:23 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS which for being an aerospace engineer is a rare condition!  I trained him how to have fun!! 

Sep 13, 2023 05:20 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Cute! You had me going. I didn't participate in the AI challenge, but recently I experimented with the AI app. I was intrigued with Realtors using AI to write those wordy, eloquent MLS descriptions, so I played with it one day. They all started with "Welcome to such and such address, a stately home nestled in the foothills..... yada, yada," but still I grabbed a couple of helpful phrases.

Then I foolishly uploaded my photo to an AI headshot app. Anna, I was absolutely GORGEOUS!! And looked like I was 25 years old. 😄 

Thanks for sharing your creative, funny post on AI.

Sep 29, 2023 04:17 PM