Ever since its introduction way back in 2011, iPhone users have been asking Siri a whole ton of questions. From the handy to the absolutely mundane, Siri can help with almost everything. Whether you want the location of the closest gas station or seek the height of Gary Busey (we're speaking from experience here), the magical app has you covered.
Siri's easy-to-use nature and unlimited database of information make it an absolutely essential part of your cellular experience, so you shouldn't be shocked to learn that many people use it for *clears throat*, weird stuff. For some wild reason, people have been asking the app to point them in the direction of nearby prostitutes. While that alone is a bit of a head-scratcher, the way Siri responds to the query is even more odd.
When one activates the voice-search function and asks Siri where they can find escorts in Toronto, the result is apparently a bar on College St. called Meltdown eSports. Speaking with the Toronto Star this week, owners of the unlucky establishment say this strange occurrence has been an issue for quite some time now. “I thought people were getting the wrong number or maybe it was a prank by someone listing our phone number on some unscrupulous website,” Meltdown co-owner, Alvin Acyapan, told the Star.
Acyapan also told reporters that unlucky and misinformed Siri users will visit the location in-person and ask to see the prostitutes. It's a totally awkward encounter that may be a result of diction. According to Acyapan, he believes that due to the similarities between the words "eSports" and "escorts", Siri may glitch and direct its users to the video gaming establishment. “It’s only one letter difference,” he told reporters.
Whatever the reason, employees at Meltdown want to make it clear once and for all: you won't find any prostitutes working at their establishment. Apple has yet to comment on the whole situation, but in the meantime, we'd suggest refraining from asking Siri to do anything illegal. And if for some reason people still don't get the picture, Meltdown eSports laid it all out in this simple tweet.