How is it that we can put a man on the moon, but we can't reliably get a bag of potato chips out of a giant automated box? Is there anything less dependable, yet more tempting, than a vending machine? I always tell myself I don't need the calories or the stress, but when break time rolls around, I'm trying to fish a trapped 50 cent bag of Cheetos from behind the glass.
Seriously, think of how many machines out there that have labels on them of what you should not do when they don't work. Vending machines have to warn people not to shake them because they could potentially be crushed to death. Yet, they seem to know it will inevitably happen because people are so frustrated!
Folks are sharing all their vending machine fails on Twitter, and each one is more relatable than the last.
Like when you keep throwing good money after bad:
—All the time.
Seriously, stop trying this.
When you end up on your knees praying to the machine:
When you become a dang inventor:
When you just get mad:
This one is on Reddit, but it's a meal and a drink lost at once!
New or old, they're all bad.
Fun to watch and laugh if you're not involved:
But when it's you, it hurts. Especially when you tried that stupid buy a second bag of chips "trick."
So why do we keep coming back? Because once in a while, our cups runneth over:
It's like the slot machine of eating, and sometimes you win big. Curse you, vending machines, for being so deliciously addictive!