Many grocery store chains have unique features that shoppers love ― like Publix’s pub subs or Trader Joe’s pumpkin-flavored everything. On the other hand, they may also have idiosyncrasies that raise a lot of eyebrows.

Stop & Shop’s robot is one such example. In 2019, the supermarket company introduced Marty, “an autonomous robot that uses image capturing technology to report spills, debris, and other potential hazards to store employees to improve your shopping experience.”

Since his introduction, Marty been the inspiration for many laughs, freak-outs and of course, tweets. We’ve rounded up 17 funny and too-real tweets about Marty from fans and skeptics. Enjoy!

I just got chased by a robot in Stop n Shop, the future is now

— Vanasse (@vanassee23) January 27, 2019

I was at Stop And Shop and there is a robot that rolls around and calls employees if something happened. It rolled right up to me and says “Clean Up In Produce”. Like dam am I that much of a mess?! The robot could see it?!

— Noah Caron (@Noah_Caron_) March 26, 2019

I saw one of those grocery store robots for the first time at Stop&Shop yesterday and it took all my strength to not try and tip it over

— Sophie Hurwitz (@sophiehurwitz) November 2, 2019

no one:

the robot at stop and shop: 👀

— Grace Whitlock (@GraceWhitlock5) March 15, 2019

Apparently my supermarket has just gotten a robot. Its name is Marty. It detects spills. Doesn’t clean them, just starts shouting if it sees one.

— Jennifer Jordan (@jennlynnjordan) July 23, 2019

can we all plan a day to kidnap the stop and shop robots

— nervous white dad (@nervouswhitedad) July 30, 2019

My four year old says the stop n shop robot is “cweepy.” She’s right.

— Jacob Wake Up! ⏰ (@JacobWakeUp) May 11, 2019

I’d speculated that the real purpose of these life-sized anthropomorphic Stop & Shop robots was to inoculate us against revulsion at replacing humans with machines. But the way this one stared me down before backing off made me feel that they are there to menace hourly employees.

— eric sundberg (@esundb) January 27, 2020

I just heard a human being call out “Clean up in aisle 2, please.” Marty’s not even doing his job

— Jennifer Jordan (@jennlynnjordan) July 23, 2019

I feel sympathy towards inanimate objects. At stop & shop their robot thing (named Marty apparently) has a sign on it that said “today is my birthday.” I saw the sign then he rolled down an aisle all alone AND I FELT BAD. Somethings wrong with me??

— Courtney (@CourtneyyAnn) January 23, 2020

My local Stop & Shop finally acquired a Marty robot and it’s sort of like watching a cheerful gray dong stealthily glide through the aisles

— nonelvis (public) (@nonelvispub) May 28, 2019

You think I’d get in trouble for tackling the stop n shop robot??

— Shoneck (@TylerShoneck) May 17, 2019

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