Athena's live in boyfriend, an upright man himself, says "Athena is a hand-me-down. Athena was given to me because nobody else wanted her. She is untrainable. That is what they said of her."
Athena's experiences with her boyfriend are stolen sandwiches, snactched steaks off the grill and opening the refrigerator without help. However, when Athena pays the Doctor a visit, she is a perfect lady.