Oh yes, my Siri is female and very helpful. Even when we get our 2 year old DGS2 to ask her questions for a laugh, she's very patient. She even answers him by name. I have no idea how all this works - I like to think it's magic
The person who sold us our tickets at the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam seemed quite overcome by our pleases and thank-yous, Badenkate, which surprised me. She said she didn't hear them often. We put it down to our being (by far) the oldest people in there (we fitted in better at the Guinness brewery in Dublin!), but in my experience there are still a lot of polite young people out there. Including my DC and DGC, of course!