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Our vacuum committed suicide
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2018
I wish that I could say that everything was going fine until Rosie, our vacuuming unit, hurled herself down the stairs, but I feel I must be truthful. In reality, Rosie missed large swaths of the rooms she had been assigned to, as well as seeming to obsess over areas she had cleaned several times already.
Although the descriptions here imply that she needs no supervision, she required our assistance in scaling even the smallest hurdles (the sloping 1/2" barriers that divide our rooms derailed her completely) and needed to be picked up and carried over them.
The final blow came when, in the middle of a routine sweep of the living room, she reached the edge of the stairs. Normally she would come just over the edge and stop, beep and retreat, but on this fateful evening Rosie had other plans. Without so much as a glance backward at us, she sailed over the lip of the top step and crashed down all 17, landing with a rattle at the bottom. We rushed to her aid but alas, peered over the banister only to find her in pieces by the front door, one wheel still spinning idly.
In addition to the trauma caused by losing a valued member of our household, we find ourselves up to our ankles in furballs and dustbunnies. Rosie, you are gone, but your careless legacy lives on.