A Shitty Case Of One Upmanship


This is a true story. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine.

My ‘nugget’ story has stirred up a hornets nest at work with lots of poo related stories coming out of the water closet. My favourite so far highlights an issue with a futuristic robot labour society and will no doubt be hotly debated on breakfast radio and morning telly now I’ve brought it up.

This friend of a friend, let’s call her Darls, had recently invested in a robot vacuum cleaner – you know, the type which does the hard work while you focus on things like lifting your feet and watching a movie.

What Darls had decided to do was set the timer on the vacuum so it did it’s business through the night and wasn’t always under her feet. So far, so good.

But unfortunately, Darls had a dog who also decided, one fateful night, to do it’s business at night. In the house.

And this is where the response of the robot vac differs rather dramatically from that of a human person vacuuming. On discovering a lump of dog turd in the house a human would stop, cuss, stamp feet and remove the mess to the bin.

The robot vacuum, on the other hand….

…continued to do what it was programmed to do, and as a result spread the dog turd all through the house.

As far as time saving devices are concerned, the robot vacuum wasn’t even in the top 100 that day.

This was a true story. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine…. Thank goodness.


When not typing away over here and checking his stats every two minutes Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his ‘BIG FAMILY little income’  Facebook Page.

 ’raising a family on little more than laughs’


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