"Why are you getting rid of him?"
"Of course. The 'grandparent' is our most popular line."
"No. It's always looked like that, but it's been in my wife's family a long time; now it's actually old... and it doesn't always work right."
"Seems fine to me," the technician said, as the elderly automaton offered her a piece of hard candy.
"Look, can I get rid of it or not?"
"You know you hurt his feelings when you talk about him like that, right?"
"It doesn't have feelings!"
"Of course he does. It's a critical part of his programming."