At the moment, she is placid. Sometimes she can't get started on her alloted days of cleaning, and she has to ask politely, "please empty my dirt bin." This happens often if I forget to empty her dirt bin before letting her return to docking. Today, I emptied her dirt bin, but still she wouldn't leave her docking station. I pushed the start button and all I got was a plaintive little sound, and these words flashed across her tiny screen, "My brushes are stuck. Please clean my brushes." I turned her over. Yuck! Her brushes looked like a werewolf -- black dog hair twined around the brushes and sticking out in a most scary way. I cleaned her brushes and extracted black dog hair from around her bushings. Then I set her back down and again pushed the button.
Her little screen flashed a thank you, and notified me that she was now cleaning the house. She didn't seem to be upset by these indignities caused by and in her human's house, but still there is a controller out there, whether it be the malevolent SkyNet or just the controlling Vickie Should I worry?
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