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Pegman – The Future of Love

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw. This week we are visiting the Bahamas.

Copyright Slayde Kerner for Google Maps


“Oh, darling, it seems just yesterday that we walked hand in hand along the pristine beaches, so in love…”

“It was just yesterday.”

“… our hearts swelling swe..swe.. meep meep meep…”

“Oh, terrific.”

dial dial dial

“Hello. Is that Robo Inc? My wife’s broken down.”

“No problem, Sir!”

“But… I’m in the Bahamas. Miles from any engineer!”

… meep meep in love in love yesterday day day fzzzt…

“Don’t worry, Sir. With our new InstaBoot Remote™ service, we’ll have her up in a jiffy. Just 2000 dollareuropounds plus tax per month.”

“What amazing value! Sign me up!”

“Of course, Sir. One moment, please.”

… hand in hand meep BZZZZZZ…

“… BEEP! hello, my darling, why don’t we walk along the beach and make love in the waves?”

“Hooray! Thanks, Robo Inc!”


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  1. March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    What a bargain! I hope she doesn’t get rusty from the sea water. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      I expect for a further 1000 dollareuropounds he can have her waterproofed 🙂

      Liked by 4 people

  2. March 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Even Robo-Women cost an arm and a leg?

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      They’re so expensive an arm and a leg are about all most people can afford.

      Liked by 5 people

      • March 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm

        Haha!! Made me laugh as much as the story! Which was a bunch! All that time in the ocean…I think I know why she’s breaking! Well unless she’s waterproof 😂


        • March 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

          Waterproofing is an optional extra! That’s how they get you. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  3. Merbear74
    March 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I will send future me a memo about this…surely they’ll have unfrozen my body by then.


    • March 13, 2018 at 7:40 am

      And over the years your bank account would have accrued enough interest to afford one of their best service contracts 🙂


  4. March 12, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Please send details – urgently!


  5. Lyn
    March 13, 2018 at 12:24 am

    You really had your special “clever writer’s cap” on for this one 😀


  6. March 13, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Very clever indeed! A good chance it will be reality some day. Humorous yet thought-provoking. =)


    • March 13, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Watching news magazine reports, it could be reality a lot sooner than we might think…
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. March 13, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Thank heavens for top quality customer service! You don’t get that really often.


    • March 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

      He’s lucky he didn’t have to wait a week for a set of screwdrivers and an instruction manual written in Chinese through the post.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. March 13, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Ooooh, this gets pricey! Don’t they have any “no frills” warranties that will just keep her mobile?
    You’ve really given us a chuckle with this one.


    • March 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

      They do have the Basics Package, but then you get one that looks like C-3PO.
      I’m glad you liked it!


  9. March 13, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Dear Ali,

    I guess money can buy love and happiness. Hope he has the waterproof model. Good one.




    • March 14, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      The more money he spends, the more love he thinks he has.
      I’m glad you liked it!


  10. Dale
    March 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Everyone is talking water… but what about the salt and sand? I dunno…
    But if he’s happy with his product… 😀


    • March 14, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Ooh, that sand gets everywhere. Even into quite unfortunate places 😦
      He’s delighted with his product, which in itself says something about him…


  11. March 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    20 year contract!?!? That’s almost worse than getting married! Can you at least upgrade to the newest model every two years?

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 14, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Of course you can upgrade, Mr ES. Let me introduce you to our RoboCare package, which at 5000 dollareuropounds per month is quite reasonable when you see what you get…


  12. March 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Nice story Ali. You gave me a chuckle.


    • March 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thanks, I’m glad it made you chuckle 🙂


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  14. Sarah Ann
    March 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    You know, I’m not sure about this one. I know he’s happy, but I’m worried he’ll soon be bankrupt!


    • March 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Then his service contract will lapse and he’ll have to try fixing her himself 😦


      • Sarah Ann
        March 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm

        I get the feeling he’s not that technically minded and he’ll be a sad man then.

        Liked by 1 person

  15. March 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    That’s what true love is all about 😀


  16. March 15, 2018 at 12:28 am

    The overhaul needed is probably more spiritual than physical…A safeguard must for future travel insurance-LOL!


    • March 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

      I’m thinking maybe he’s the one who needs the spiritual overhaul 🙂


      • March 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

        And need not travel until he is spiritually assured (the self- insurance, the overhaul)! A very nice, thought-provoking post!


        • March 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

          Yes, he needs to take a long hard look at himself. I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  17. March 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    So much for love or anything for love? 🙂


  18. March 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    A most entertaining tale – well done.


  19. March 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Ha, ha, that’s what you call a high-upkeep woman. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


  20. March 19, 2018 at 7:52 am

    MOL…I hope she’s rustproof…MOL 😀 Extra Pawkisses for the day 🙂 ❤


    • March 19, 2018 at 8:23 am

      I hope so too – it was quite an expensive optional extra 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. March 21, 2018 at 8:42 am

    such a cute funny story. totally loved it


    • March 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  22. March 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    This sounds like an episode of Black Mirror. Love the tag line.

    My apologies for not making my way over sooner. I was on vacation and was exactly where your picture is! I needed a reboot myself.


    • March 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      It is very Black Mirrory 🙂
      Well, it looks like a lovely spot for a holiday!

      Liked by 1 person

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