Friday, October 01, 2004

Lifesavers

The folks in the office suit next to use used to have a black-market snack shop in one of their back rooms. In the candy machine in the hall were old, hot Snickers with Almonds and rows of chips in flavors like "Taco" and "Old Cheddar" all costing between $.85 and $1.00. The folks next door sold anything your heart desired--cookies, Snickers, Twix, popcorn, brownies, chips in flavors like "corn" and "potato" and paper (just in case your office ran out), all for less than .$50. Plus, since you just had to pay into a coffee cup, if you were short on change, you could just put in a slip of paper with the amount you owed. It was Heaven, I tell you. So, of course, someone in the building narced them out, they got shut down, and today, the candy machine is mostly empty, and I'm eating Lifesavers so old they've started to go soft. Thanks for nothing, tattletale!

2 Comments:

Blogger the Professor said...

who would narc on them?
who would then shut them down?
This has to be one of the saddest stories I've ever heard.
Let's find the narc and become vigilantes.

10/10/2004 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now I am sitting in a place where I should be professional and responsible but I am snickering and snorting to myself about old hot snickers (possibly a title for a product/production for one of my business enterprises...or for a band) and old cheddar flavored chips. "I'm going to get myself some moldy cheese chips from the vending machine. Anybody want anything?"

Crazed with the joy of work and tales of bad vending machines - The Hard Working Super Genius

10/11/2004 07:06:00 PM  

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