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Personal :: Twix is the only candy bar with the cookie crunch...
  submitted on March 6, 2007, 9:41 AM


I pulled a George Costanza yesterday when I went down to the vending machine to get some Oreos. I put my money in, punched in the numbers, then watched as my Oreos got stuck. However, instead of turning this into a big debacle a la George, I just went ahead and became the proud owner of 2 Oreo snacks.

Of course, this doesn't address the larger problem I've had with that vending machine and its personal quest to piss me off.

See, in the bottom right hand corner of the vending machine sits the animal crackers. I don't snack much, and when I do, I like to try and get something healthy (Obviously not always, as evidenced by my afore mentioned Oreo purchase). The animal crackers are by far the best thing to eat in the machine, and I do love me some animal crackers.

Well, lately, I have had issues obtaining said animal crackers. First, I started to notice that mixed in with the crackers was this crappy trail mix that no one ever eats. So when the crackers are up in front, they are purchased and eaten until we get to the trail mix, which no one eats, and prevents everyone from getting to the animal crackers. People have suggested to me that I could just try and buy the trail mix to get to the animal crackers, but then the vending machine would win, and we can't have that.

On top of that, it's been getting worse lately. Last week I went down and in addition to the trail mix, there were also these stupid pink donut-looking things interspersed, and now there are also some cinnamon rolls or something like that also in that space. I can't even tell if the animal crackers are still in there, or if they've moved over behind the Pop Tarts or what. The jackass who stocks the vending machine has basically bullied the animal crackers to the back of the machine in favor of bad cliche vending machine food items. Maybe one day when I'm walking by he vending machine I can actually be fortunate enough to actually have the opportunity to purchase said animal crackers. One day...

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