What I am about to tell you is not business related. But I had a Roomba. I named her Sally, Sally Sucker to be exact. She was brought into my life December of 2019.
For about a month I loved her. When she would clean, I would clean. She prompted me to get up and check her path. Except one day, I slept in.
Let me backup a bit. On December 27, 2019 my granddaughter was born. We being the loving, parents we are, offered to take their dog for a couple of weeks. We already have two dogs, so a third to visit was nothing.
Anyway, all was going smooth on the babysitting part except he loved pillows. But that is a different story. All was well until…
I really could have named this don’t give the dog roast and carrots, but that was a long name. But there are certain dogs you should not give roast and carrots to. The dog we were sitting was one of them. I should have known that he did not have dog size bowel movements. He is a bigger dog. He will bark if he has to go outside though. Not this time.
Wouldn’t you know this was the first morning that I didn’t get up for Sally? My phone got an alert, ‘Sally is stuck.’ It was no hurry to get out of bed. It was Christmas break still and the dogs were not up yet. So it seemed.
Eventually, I got out of bed to check on Sally. She was stuck on a cord. I rubbed my eyes and looked closer. She ran through poop. She had it in her case, wheels, brushes, she had it everywhere.
The first order of business was to get the dogs out of the house, so I let them out. Put Sally in the sink and I went through the task of cleaning up the poop.
I cleaned up the poop on the floor. It really seemed like dinosaur poop rather than dog poop there was so much of it. Anyway, I cleaned it up and sanitized.
Now for Sally. I pulled up a site on how to clean dog poop out of a Roomba, so I started there. I took pieces apart that it told me. Impatient me, I took apart pieces that it didn’t tell me.
I knew she was totally dead when I accidentally took the motor off. So in conclusion, I probably should have just taken her to the vacuum hospital. I once had a Roomba.
Wendy Adams is a former substitute teacher. There are other words she could have used, but she wants it read by many people even children.