I have an off switch

I saw you on the bus, they say
As if they are surprised
To see me anywhere but school.

That’s where all the teachers
Are kept, you see.

After all the students leave
The caretakers shut us down
And lock us in a storage closet.

But being human and lazy
They sometimes send us on errands

Like to the supermarket.
So you might be taken by surprise
To see a teacher buying food

But we’re merely buying it
For a human caretaker

Operating us by remote control.
Everyone knows that teachers
Do not eat food.

Nor do we engage in any
Normal human behaviors

Such as sleeping, drinking, smoking,
Or having sexual intercourse.
And of course, being robots

We don’t have any real feelings.
So feel free to be as cruel

As you like.

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3 thoughts on “I have an off switch

  1. Universal and personal. A collision of perspective that spans the globe. Not to mention, simply funny as fuck. I have a feeling that a comprehensive plan to install robot teachers would stand a pretty good chance of support by most schoolboards 🙂 :0

      1. Yeah, but if those are the current robot teachers … I’m thinking human teachers won’t be obsolete for many years to come. Because, honestly, those are the lamest robots I’ve ever seen. Really just a projection screen on wheels. Yawn 🙂

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