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
the robot at stop and shop: 👀
— Grace Whitlock (@GraceWhitlock5) March 15, 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. pic.twitter.com/p7N5n1QeLM
— 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
You think I’d get in trouble for tackling the stop n shop robot??
— Shoneck (@TylerShoneck) May 17, 2019