I have a lot of holiday decorations, so I don’t buy as much as I used to. But this year, I decided to buy something new, and I settled on a witch I found at an online retailer. I told Rebecca this would be a great addition to her Halloween greeting on her public music page. Once the witch arrived, we got a big surprise.
The witch was distributed by a US company, but it was manufactured in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. We opened her up and Rebecca and I decided to test her vocals—the product description said she was animated. Once we cranked her up, we got an earful and a surprise I’d describe as bizarre.
The first couple things she said were typical cheesy witch stuff—a hee hee hee and something about owning your soul. But then this freak witch launched into a tirade. Or a chant. Or something. Normally I have an ear for languages, but I cannot tell what language she is speaking. Shortly after she lays claim to your soul, once activated again, this witch goes nuts. When we heard the tirade for the first time, we were speechless for a few seconds. I admit it was totally creepy.
I checked product reviews, and only one other purchaser brought up the vocals and that purchaser wondered if “she is speaking Chinese.” So I guess she could be speaking Mandarin, the official language of China, or Cantonese. Or something else entirely.
I wondered if some tech type didn’t decide to have a little fun with the witch, and maybe go off script. The factory is located in a city known for hi tech.
Rebecca made a video to wish her supporters a Happy Halloween, and one longtime supporter suggested using a phone for speech to text. Maybe we’ll do that.
Meanwhile, for the money ($28.95), this witch is a great buy in decorations. I did decide not to turn her on when the littlest goblins come knocking—I don’t want to scare the young children. My 4 year old granddaughter took a dim view of the witch.
Rebecca and I named our freak witch Hexagatha.
If you have any idea what she’s saying in this video posted on The Crazy Daysies page, please do let me know. I’d love to be able to communicate with Hexagatha more clearly. 😊
(Kay B. Day/Oct. 30, 2019)
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