Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Writing Prompt: Write on the word "Robot" for 15 minutes. Below is what I wrote on the topic. Also linked to Sunday Scribblings prompt "Clean".

by Dawn M. Hamsher

I am the silver robot standing unused in the closet. My name is KLN3000. My gender was programmed as female due to the nature of my work, cleaning. I wait patiently to be activated (all robots are programmed for patience).  According to my calculations it had been 8 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes since my last use. This was way over the owner manual's recommendation. I should be deployed on a daily basis so that cleaning can be done properly. Also, my compartment is full of dust and dirt.  The humans have failed to fulfill that manual requirement also. They should clean me after every use to prevent component failures. Sigh. This assignment has not lived up to my programming. Better save battery life, charging down till human's activate.

"Beep! Beep! Beep!" My sound regulator announces that I've been activated! Room coming into view. Components on-line.  Compartment is still full.

Giving error message, "Trash compartment in KLN3000 is full.  Please remove compartment, empty contents, and replace empty compartment. Thank you." 

The human follows the directions.

I respond, "To activate KLN3000 for dusting, press 1. To activate for floor sweeping, press 2". 

The human presses 2.  My floor motors burst into life and begins sucking particles off the floor. My rollers begin spinning and I am propelled slowly forward.  My internal clock starts counting down the allotted 15 minutes of vacuuming. Hmmmmmmmmm........ I am doing the job I was made for!


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