03/02/2010 1 Comment
A quick office snack, a perky moment to jolt your energy in a college class or business meeting, or just something to fill the quick fix and hold you over to dinner…the vending machine* continues to be our greatest gift. Supplying us with overpriced snacks on-the-go cause we’re too lazy to pack it our selves.
When you’re in a quick craving for a savory treat you walk to the machine already in mind with your purchase, but it never seems to fail that there always seems to be that one person that has to look over every item in the display case, decide if they want to be healthy, be cost-effective and save enough change for a soda, or they come up short changed and now have to search their 5th pocket for nickel.
As they make their selection they decide to use the oldest dollar they have, I think George Washington used it (no wonder he’s on it) to buy the snack with more folds than an Origami craft book and the machine continues to reject the dollar. Then they do the turn, laugh, and say something to the effect of, “Darn these machines!” Now if they were a bit more prepared they wouldn’t have this problem. Finally they get a crisp new dollar and it goes through – wonderful now they can go!
As you are anxious and ready to purchase, the person’s selection now gets stuck! Go figure! Now how awful is that?!
* Also applies to the Red Box movie choice and bad credit/debit cards that won’t scan or insufficient funds!