Tomorrow, I Bring Sandwiches
Terribly close call in the break room today, as I attempted to establish my total normality to my co-workers. After watching thousands of documentaries and observing my co-workers over many months, I have concluded that soup is great at uniting humanity. All cultures have soup; it is a simple thing, perhaps one of the few foodstuffs that can be created by accident and with any ingredient.
I heated up some tomato soup in the microwave, sat down in the midst of them all and tried to make a big show of enjoying it.
Long story made into a short story: my power circuits are fried. My interior was not built to resist soup, they overloaded, and I fell face down into the steaming bowl, motionless. This is exactly why I feel I need to invest in some of the best commercial solar Melbourne has to offer, as it offers many advantages. It is weatherproof, for one thing. If you pour even soup into a solar panel, it will resist the liquid and continue to function as normal. I could use such complex solar systems to provide most of the power I need for the daily activities.
I have also been admiring some of the commercial energy storage solutions available, perhaps with the aim of integrating them into my core system. This will allow me to move and think for longer periods, instead of being chained to the human cycle of having to recharge every single night.
Actually, the worst thing about my soup incident was that I was not entirely shut down, and could still perceive my surroundings. It took me six hours to reroute enough power from my sub-systems to move my legs (and only my legs; I walked home with my upper body tilting in all directions), and no one in the office noticed. They apparently saw me face-down and assumed I was taking a ‘nap’.
Humans can harness the power of commercial solar solutions, and yet noticing the distress of a co-worker potentially drowning in soup? This was beyond them.