An inscrutable part of their daily lives

A few days after this the robot is found on the roof of the house. The boy is with him. They are sitting casually, as if they are discussing something. The mother dials the police and when they arrive, the police bribe the boy with a bag of almond M&Ms. The robot cannot be bribed with anything. He will exit the roof when he feels like it. But the robot cannot feel. So it is a question then of mathematics.

Peter Zuppardo, “The Expense,” alice blue 19.