France - The classic story of Cinderella took a drastic turn this week when Cinderella finally saved enough money to purchase the new Roborock vacuum robot.
"You can't go to the ball until you sweep and mop the floor dozens of times," Cinderella's evil stepmother issued her regular threat.
When Cinderella powered up the Roborock, to say that her step-mother was shocked is an understatement. Step-mom watched in amazement as the Roborock crawled across the floor, efficiently sweeping up any debris in its path. Dazed and confused, she didn't even notice that Cinderella had already changed into her ball gown.
"I'll be back before midnight", Cinderella said as she calmly walked out the door, leaving her step-family behind.
The step-mom was about to yell something about needing to mop the floor too when incredibly the Roborock went into wet-mop mode and cleansed the floor until it began to sparkle.
"Whuuuuahhh!?" was all that the step-mother could utter.
Several forest animals showed up to help Cinderella, but seeing that the work was already done, they went back to doing normal animal activities: building nests, gathering acorns, and such.
Cinderella showed up an hour early to the ball, fell in love with the prince, and didn't have to deal with any of that turning-into-a-pumpkin nonsense.
It's reported that the king of the land was last heard saying, "We gladly accept your generous dowry of the Roborock."