916: The person who stands in front of a vending machine for 5 min to decide

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.

Go to fullsize imageWhen 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 Go to fullsize imagethink 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!

917. The frozen part in the middle of a toaster’s strudle

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Breakfast has always been claimed the champion way to start your day, which is true.  One should always find something to at least fill their tummies with a light meal or even a snack to just get the stomach pumped and the mind geared for the day.

Apart from my favorite cereal in the world Frosted Flakes, th 2nd best would have to be in the frozen pastry delight that is called Toaster’s Strudel.  Now how international is the delight – I don’t care but the cherry, apple and cinnamon, strawberry, and blueberry among a few other flavors always sweetens my morning.

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Just pop one in the toaster and viola – right?!  Well not so easy… these delights take a few minutes – heck a good 10 minutes to just heat to perfection.

If you aren’t right you’ll get a multiple choice test of results:

a) cinged burnt edges

b)hot middle filling, cold edges

c) not even barely heated

d) the frozen center, hot edges – my daily dilemma!

e) all of the above

For some reason as I peer on the counter watch it “pop” magically out of the toaster I can’t wait but to take the gooey pastry warm in my fingers and bite in.  Awaiting for me frozen shards of cubed fruit filling – ughhh mmmmmm….

Now how awfully frozen is that?!