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Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba? That has puzzled me for a while.
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

oh yeah, right, thee old Roomba, yeah of course............

what you on about ????
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Old 14.08.2009, 08:43
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

Probably because it is more faithful, efficient, loyal, smooth, fast, works on own initiative and has a can do attitude, reaches difficult spots and though it's small it acchieves a great result.... Something some husbands are uncapable off???

I am guy but it also puzzles me that some guys give names to their car... Like Julia?
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

ah , now i get it. tanks google.

well i guess woman were already doing it in the 80s, so to speak.
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Metal Mickey!!!!
Oh my God, that takes me right back!!
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I do not know what a Roomba is but I name everthing I own. My plants, my stuffed animals, my pillows etc...girl thing maybe? silly thing mostly!

Even my bags have names and other things that do not relly belong to me but still are considered mine and I will not go on to discussing it.
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Excellent, you cheeky thing you

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Probably because it is more faithful, efficient, loyal, smooth, fast, works on own initiative and has a can do attitude, reaches difficult spots and though it's small it acchieves a great result.... Something some husbands are uncapable off???

I am guy but it also puzzles me that some guys give names to their car... Like Julia?
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

Speaking of a roomba......does anybody own one? do they work?

I feel an impulse buy coming on!
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Speaking of a roomba......does anybody own one? do they work?

I feel an impulse buy coming on!

yes and yes, ours is called roomba

They work really well on hard floors, they get mixed reviews for carpets but as we don't have any carpets, and we do have a dog that seems to moult all the time, it works just fine.

best gadget we ever bought, the wife love it
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

have talked about getting one of those..
but got a hand held one instead for 40chf instead of 500.
and it is still "automatic", as my 3 & 5 year olds fight about whos turn it is to use it!
train them young, keep them hard!

and no, havent had the urge to name it..
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yes and yes, ours is called roomba

They work really well on hard floors, they get mixed reviews for carpets but as we don't have any carpets, and we do have a dog that seems to moult all the time, it works just fine.

best gadget we ever bought, the wife love it
Cool. I think i might pick one up. I've been reading about them on amazon and they get rave reviews and you can pick one up on toppreise.ch for 300chf which is much cheaper than what amazon offers.

Is it noisy or just the same as a regular vacuum cleaner?
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I do not know what a Roomba is but I name everthing I own. My plants, my stuffed animals, my pillows etc...girl thing maybe? silly thing mostly!

Even my bags have names and other things that do not relly belong to me but still are considered mine and I will not go on to discussing it.
There is a reason for this but I just can't find the report. Really, it is very very scientific and is to do wiht differences of the structure of male and female brains where women attach themselves more emotionally to things where as men have a tendency to be able to view things as just "objects" which sounds obvious but it extends into relationships and all sorts of stuff. it was very interesting but it was a few years ago now and I cant find it.
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There is a reason for this but I just can't find the report. Really, it is very very scientific and is to do wiht differences of the structure of male and female brains where women attach themselves more emotionally to things where as men have a tendency to be able to view things as just "objects" which sounds obvious but it extends into relationships and all sorts of stuff. it was very interesting but it was a few years ago now and I cant find it.
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Old 14.08.2009, 10:09
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Cool. I think i might pick one up. I've been reading about them on amazon and they get rave reviews and you can pick one up on toppreise.ch for 300chf which is much cheaper than what amazon offers.

Is it noisy or just the same as a regular vacuum cleaner?
depends on your cleaner its quite noisey, ours is set to go off at 7am on workdays, you can hear it but I don't think it would wake you up.

make sure (if you get the 560) you get the latest version, as the first lot that came out had a design fault, you can tell if its the latest as the side brush has 3 instead of 4 spines. The fault was with the gearbox, hair would get it and jam it up, roomba sent us 2 replacement boxies (no problem at all, just a quick phone call) before they re-designed it and then sent us the latest version. I think they then called it the 590.

Roomba switzerland seem to be very good, no arguing or fuss, so even if you do get the old version give them a quick call and see if they'll send you a new box out before yours jams.

We have had it well over a year now and it cleans everyday, the battery is getting a bit tired now tho, it used to last well over an hour, now its down to about 40 mins.
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Speaking of a roomba......does anybody own one? do they work?

I feel an impulse buy coming on!

The only one I know who own/owned such a thing was a guy who bought an Electrolux Tribolite to save time cleaning - he just ended up sitting and watching the thing moving around, so so much for saving time....
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Cool. I think i might pick one up. I've been reading about them on amazon and they get rave reviews and you can pick one up on toppreise.ch for 300chf which is much cheaper than what amazon offers.

Is it noisy or just the same as a regular vacuum cleaner?
I would love one but it won't do stairs. I worry about what it will do with a dog in the room. I have a dog that won't budge when I vacuum. Even the huge Dyson doesn't scare here. Will the Roomba robot think she is chair?

Now I really must think of a name for the Dyson.....
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Re: Why is it that women have to think up a name to call a Roomba?

My shopvac is called R2D4.
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I would love one but it won't do stairs. I worry about what it will do with a dog in the room. I have a dog that won't budge when I vacuum. Even the huge Dyson doesn't scare here. Will the Roomba robot think she is chair?

Now I really must think of a name for the Dyson.....

Our dog loved the Roomba! We never had to turn it on ourselves, because at least once a day he would go over and hit the power button so he could play with his 'friend'. (No idea how he figured out which was the right button, but that was the only one with scratches over it )
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Cool. I think i might pick one up. I've been reading about them on amazon and they get rave reviews and you can pick one up on toppreise.ch for 300chf which is much cheaper than what amazon offers.

Is it noisy or just the same as a regular vacuum cleaner?
The modern ones (you can't buy the old models new any more) are much quieter than a regular vacuum cleaner. Also, if you switch it on and leave the house (it will redock on its base on its own) then you will not hear it at all.
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