The 'Poopocalypse' - Dad Wakes To Find Robot Vacuum Cleaner Spread Dog Shit Everywhere
Yawn. Stretch. "God, son, why do you stink of dog shit?!"
That is a short summary of how a peaceful night's sleep turned into the 'Poopocalypse' for Jesse Newton of Arkansas.
He woke in the middle of night, after his four-year-old son had crawled into bed smelling like the faeces of the family dog, Evie.
His Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner had run over a dog turd and covered his rugs, floor, furniture and kids' toys - all during the night as they slept soundly.
Describing the event as a 'pooptastrophe', Jesse shared the story on social media, including a wonderfully illustrated diagram to show the mess the robot had spread.
The event, although last year, has clearly been traumatic for the dad, who wrote: "It's taken me until now to wrap my head around it and find the words describe the horror.
"Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop.
"Because if that happens, it will spread the dog poop over every conceivable surface within its reach, resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting."
The aftermath images of the vacuum cleaner show the atrocities of the event. The smell, I imagine, is unimaginable.
In defence of his dog though, Jesse said: "This is the only time she's done this, so it's probably just because we forgot to let her out before we went to bed that night."
Jesse went on to describe how he scrubbed down his kid and tossed the iRobot in the bath to let it soak before tackling the toys, furnishings and upholstery.
The robot underwent extreme cleaning surgery, with Jesse using a toothbrush for the finer details.
Obviously, the robot had seen finer days and no longer worked, but Jesse contacted the company who make the machines, and amazingly they replaced it free of charge (these gadgets cost anywhere from near-£200 to over £500)!
Clearly, you should ask, is it worth paying that much for something you can do? By evidence of this video, some things are better left to a machine.
Jesse hasn't been put off the event however, he's got his new one and he's ready to use it - with Evie strictly kept at arse-length from the vacuum cleaner.
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