No one told us that this little robot would become a hunter!
My husband and I have a Roomba. It usually does a decent job of removing dirt and debris from our floors.
But, its real love is VIOLENCE.
And for some inexplicable reason, it chooses to attack other items that can be used to clean things.
It started with the Roomba knocking over a metal folding chair, which hit an air cleaner that I use because I have allergies. Cracked chunk of plastic off of it. Little did we know that this was a sign of things to come.
Our Roomba has attacked:
Air cleaner in the living room – knocked the front panel off and broke a piece of it. The Roomba did this by knocking over a chair which slammed into the air cleaner that was on a small table. The air cleaner has a chunk of plastic missing, but still works.
Shop Vac – Roomba grabbed the power cord of a shop vac that was inside the house at the time and completely unraveled it across the room.
Broom – Roomba knocked it over and dragged it across the floor for a bit.
Smaller air cleaner – Roomba pushed the box that holds a filter for that air cleaner and out of the room it was cleaning by shoving it under gap in the door.
Cleaning products – Roomba goes over to the cabinet under the kitchen sink and opens the door. It leaves the door open, exposing all of the cleaning products within. Eventually, Roomba goes back and slams the cabinet door shut on them.
I wrote this story on Tumblr. It is based on a writing prompt, and is not allowed to be copied.
Shop Vac — Roomba grabbed the power cord and completely unraveled it across the room.
Broom — Roomba knocked it over and dragged it across the floor a bit.
Smaller air cleaner — Roomba pushed the box that holds a filter for that air cleaner out of the room it was cleaning, by shoving it under the gap in the door.
Also, it frequently opens the cabinet under the kitchen sink, where all the cleaning products are — leaving them exposed. Eventually, the Roomba comes back and slams the cabinet door on them.
There is a disturbing pattern happening here!
Things Our Roomba Has Attacked is true story I wrote and then posted on Tumblr. It is not allowed to be copied.