Lubbock’s Nastiest Vending Machine
There might be older vending machines, but this one is just nasty.
The great thing about prepackaged foods is they rarely attract insects. But what if some of that food comes out of the package? Fortunately, we don't have that problem yet (that we know of), but we certainly will if our building's vending machine is allowed to continue along its journey of nope.
The problem is anti-theft engineering. Sometimes you overcomplicate these things and they backfire. Our vending machine frequently catches snacks in the trap door instead of dropping them to the bottom. This is when vending machine frustration kicks in.
What happens next is you try to push up on the flap, which of course causes the bag to explode resulting in your chips shooting up through the machine in a confetti-like manner. As physics will tell you, what goes up must come down, leaving us with a nasty trough of broken dreams, I mean, snacks.
I'm sure there are probably a lot of vending machines in town that could give ours a run for its money, but what gets me is the sheer volume of residue in the bottom. You could probably take everything, press it together and come up with some whole new bag of snacks.
I hate to even use the word "appetizing" in any form when it comes to vending machines, but it's kind of "unappetizing" when you have to drag your snack through the wasteland of terrible food choices gone wrong.