+quot;Don't pretend you want to talk to me, I know you hate me.+quot; +quot;No I don't.+qu

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"Don't pretend you want to talk to me, I know you hate me." "No I don't." "Yes, you do, everybody does. It's part of the shape of the Universe. I only have to talk to somebody, and they begin to hate me. Even robots hate me. If you just ignore me, I expect I shall probably go away." He jacked himself up to his feet and stood resolutely facing the opposite direction. "That ship hated me, " he said dejectedly, indicating the police craft. "That ship?" said Ford in sudden excitement. "What happened to it? Do you know?" "It hated me because I talked to it." "You TALKED to it?" exclaimed Ford. "What do you mean you talked to it?" "Simple. I got very bored and depressed, so I went and plugged myself into it's external computer feed. I talked to the computer at great length, and explained my view of the universe to it, " said Marvin. "And what happened? " pressed Ford. "It committed suicide, " said Marvin, and stalked off back to the Heart of Gold. -From "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"


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