A man who would usually save his time and energy by using a vacuum cleaner robot to clean up his home was left ‘needing therapy’ after his robot smeared dog poop in his house.
Ryan Landy, who wanted the automated Roomba to clean the floor for him, had to clean both the floor and the dirty Roomba.
Taking to social media, Landy wrote: “My new Roomba ran over my dog’s sh*t and proceeded to ‘clean’ the rest of my house. ‘I’m going to need therapy.’”
After Landy shared harrowing pictures of his loaded-with-shit-Roomba and filthy white tiles, people across the globe commented on his post to show their amazement.
He also shared the news on Reddit where more than 82,000 people interacted with him in the Well That Sucks forum, making his post the most popular post of the day.
The Florida-native who is a filmmaker and a student in New York wrote that his rescue puppy had just been adopted and was yet to be trained.
To keep him away from Roomba, Landy used to close the door of the room where the device had to do the cleaning.
But unfortunately for Landy, the dog knew how to open the door – and it was what ultimately led to the havoc.
“We had the roomba in a room with the door closed, the dog opened the door and took a s**t, couldn’t have really predicted it lol,” said Landy.
No matter how disgusting the incident remained for the 23-year-old, the social media users enjoyed it a lot as most of them couldn’t help laughing.
Many users gave him suggestions on what to do, with one quipping that he should either buy a new Roomba to clean up the mess or should buy a new house if he was looking for a relatively better option.
Another user documented a similar incident which happened to him with a cat, saying: “You take some pictures, you clean the floor, you swear at the cat, you swear at the roomba, you clean the roomba a bit, you post to reddit, you search for ‘how to dismantle roomba.’
“You clean the roomba a bit more. You answer some posts on reddit, you enjoy the karma, you clean the roomba a bit more.”
The post reminded many about the similar events they’d had in their lives.
“Just happened to me a few months back, with half of my floor being carpeted,” one user commented. “You’ve got to completely disassemble the Roomba and deep clean it. The wheels and brushes were the worst.
“Cleaning the carpet was child’s play compared to the Roomba restoration.”
While netizens were amazed at the incident, it turned out, the news was not new to the iRobot company that manufactures Roomba.
Their spokesperson had already stated in an interview with The Guardian that the gadget was not intelligent enough to detect such type of waste.
“Quite honestly, we see this a lot. We generally tell people to try not to schedule your vacuum if you know you have dogs that may create such a mess. With animals anything can happen,” said the representative.
The spokesperson further told the outlet that their engineers were working to find a solution for such problems.