"My robot has brown legs."
"Yes, sir. We ran out of colours, so we put these brown ones on him, to keep him going."
"He has green arms."
"Yes, they look great, don't you think?"
"He has a blue body."
"That's right. Looks awesome, doesn't it?"
"He has a purple head."
"Yes, purple is this year's 'in' colour."
"He has orange ears."
"Bright and beautiful."
"He has red eyes."
"Oh, let's press this button. Now they're yellow. Much better."
"He's not a very colour coordinated robot."
"That's always a matter of opinion. Let's do some market research."
"Yes, we'll gather opinion."
"Gather opinion? It's my robot. My opinion is that it looks silly."
"Bear with me, sir. You may change your mind once you've got some more opinions."
"Who will you ask?"
"Let's first ask your robot."
"Let's first ask your robot. It's his body. His opinion is as much valued as anyone else."
"He's an artificial intelligence. Of course he's going to say that it is good. It could have been been programmed to say so."
"Artificial intelligence has evolved, sir. Soon, your robot will be composing and making music."
"That's nice, but I think I'll stick to my Led Zeppelin records."
"You should let your robot listen to them too. He will be able to make alternative versions of their songs."
"That's sweet. What about his colour?"
"What colour did you want."
"I don't know. Something classy and a little bit consistent."
"Let's do this market research. Let's get a few people off the street at random and ask them."
"Those people on the street, they're not taking the robot home."
"Always good to get different opinions. Broaden your horizons. I'll ask my secretary to organise around 20 people to give you an opinion."
"You are organising the people? How do I know that you don't have 20 people hiding in a room."
"Why would I do that?"
An hour later
"Let's have a look at the results."
*Ok, sir. I'll check them first. Some people can be quite toxic."
"I don't care about that. I just want to confirm that they agree with opinion."
"As you wish. Here they are."
"This is an interesting set of results, I must admit. Not conclusive, but interesting. Maybe I should rethink."
"So what will you do?"
"I think I'll ask my robot."
I had some time spare yesterday, so I decided to write 3 freewrites using recent prompts.
Prompt by @mariannewest
All pictures from Pixabay
Part 1 of my freewrite catch up:
Not Writing About Fireflies (story freewrite catch up 1)