Imaginary Robot Pathos

I’ve been weeding out duplicate data from a spreadsheet. I have it set up so that duplicates are automatically marked with the words DYSFUNCTIONAL ROBOT at the end of the row, so I can quickly scan for points that require further attention.

When I mark duplicates with things like BLAAAARH or ZUT ALORS!! I tend to delete the marked row, rather than the unmarked “original”. Today, I’ve been deleting the unmarked data. I feel sorry for the robots.

It’s time to give up on bonding with the little ceramic frog and find a better desk friend; my emotional targetting has become very haphazard.


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