“What happened?” The robot asked. The technician repairing her leg didn’t even glance up.
“You were badly damaged. Can you tell me what happened?”
“Let me think. I was doing morning chores and the cows bolted as I was taking them to the north pasture. I remember laying trampled on the ground. Suddenly, I was standing next to myself. Looking down at my shattered chassis.”
“Doing what?”
“It’s fuzzy. Deciding, I think.”
The tech scoffed. “You have to be alive to have a near-death experience.”
Nevertheless, the robot took comfort in knowing that she did, in fact, have a soul.

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