dilbert: i'll be working with him on the project.
robot: "him"? that is not my preferred pronoun. i prefer, "it," "that thing," or simply "the robot." genders only apply to inferior species. i do not need a partner to reproduce. watch this. erg...oof...gaaa! the head is out... here ya go.
dilbert talking to boss: i'll be working with that thing.
Boss: To avoid spreading viruses, there will be no shaking hands in the workplace. That custom has been replaced by uncomfortable body language and awkward banter about not shaking hands.
Dilbert: Are high-fives still okay?
Boss: Yes, we don't care if those people live or die.