I am a useful object.
I want to be treated like a useful object, like boots that are shined.
Or an electric razor that gets cleaned before you put it back in its box.
When used improperly I cause damage like a folding chair, or an escalator.
Or a knife left to rust and you cut your finger and it hurts, but I've also poisoned you, and you haven't had a tetanus shot in nine years...or is it ten?
It was not my choice or intention. Unmaintained, uncared for, I will oxidize, and there is no shame in that.