Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Whine and Dine

Myfirst clue that the free lunch we won wouldn't be gourmet fare was the fact that it was being sponsored by a retirement home.   The second clue for me came when I started to eat my lunch of pizza sticks, potato chips and hair - not exactly an appealing combo.   

So I decided to walk down to the pop machine where I started a one-sided tug of war with the dollar changer on the front.  I crammed my bill into the slot and waited for the mechanical pull to grab at my currency.  When nothing happened I continued to cram my dollar into the slot hoping for a miracle of machinery to result in my getting a caffeinated soda.   However, three minutes later I knew I was starting to look more like a client than an employee so I fished out the revolting $1.25 in change and inserted it. 

Somehow, as if I hadn't been insulted enough by the vending machines, I decided that a Twix bar would be the perfect combo with my Pepsi.  I held my breath as I put my rejected dollar up to the bill slot and - beamed as it was smoothly pulled inside and registered on the tiny screen.  My Twix fell smoothly to the bottom of the machine and I reached for it and my change.  Which wasn't there.  The machine had decided to stiff me my change.

So - in summation, I almost ate a hair (not mine) and was then outsmarted by not one, but two, machines.

Okay, fine, it was three.  For two days I had been trying to send a fax back to a company that sends applicants our way for open jobs and kept receiving a busy signal.   I was red-faced and huffing and more than a little mad when I picked up the sheet and began dialing the company's number.   And paused.

I had been dialing my own fax number.  Every time.  For two days.

Is it too late to join the Amish?

4 comments:

dpoem said...

How are your butter churning skills?

Wait...   that...  umm...  that came out wrong.  

-Dan
http://thewisdomofadistractedmind.blogspot.com/

abaleman666 said...

i've got their cell number if you need it.

visit the rant anytime :D

oddb0dkins said...

Was that hair blonde? ;O)

B. x

beckiepainton said...

i hope that was a head hair :{} beckie x