Sure, a giant robot is bad, but a giant robot delivering bills is worse.
Take a close look at the pattern under the willow tree on one of your Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs. Does that crackly-looking texture remind you of anything? I borrowed it from the pattern printed on the inside of the envelopes my health insurance bills come in. You’ve probably seen the same pattern in the envelopes your bills come in.
I have a collection of patterned bill envelopes. It seemed right to me that one of them should play a part in the design of the T-C-B-W Mug. I hope that now that you know the secret, you’ll experience an extra level of dread when you look at the design.