Everyone hates cleaning, but it is a necessary evil if you want a liveable home. That's why the Roomba made news in 2002 when iRobot released an automatic vacuum that cleans your house all on its own. And tidying up hasn't been the same since one touch of a button means a shiny floor without any effort.
But what happens when we put too much faith in technology? Ryan Landy showed us the result of replacing our own two hands with a miniature vacuum when he posted photos on Facebook of his Roomba and floor after the machine ran over dog feces in his house.
This pup clearly wasn't potty trained yet (or ate some spoiled kibble) and took a minor dump in the man's bathroom. But thank goodness the Roomba was there to do its job. The mess didn't go unnoticed by the machine, which repeatedly ran over it in a futile attempt to complete the only task it was created for.
A photo of the bottom of the robot shows it lightly covered with dog poop, which it then carefully smeared over ever surface it attempted to clean thereafter. Yum.
Ryan posted the two disgusting photos on Facebook with the caption: "My new Roomba ran over my dog’s s**t and proceeded to “clean” the rest of my house. I’m going to need therapy."
The post has since got more than 9,000 comments and 10,000 shares, as of this writing.
But hopefully, Roomba doesn't sue Ryan, as his pictures seemed to really change peoples' perspective on the product with comments like: "Reasons not to get Roomba" and "Changed my mind on a Roomba." Some people felt sorry for Ryan, but many commented laughing emojis or "The price you pay for laziness."
I wish Ryan would've shared a photo of his dog too, so at least we could've felt less sorry for him and the pup. Regardless of what the dog looks like though, maybe the lesson learned is that we shouldn't leave the future to robots.
In the meantime, though, Ryan seems to be enjoying his newfound fame - which goes to show you really can polish a turd: