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i pwnz0rz tEh vending machine

I hate my soda and snack machine here at work.

It's ancient in design, takes exact change only, ie 65 cents must be 2 quarters a nickel and a dime put into each appropriate slot. The selection is abysmal, and I'm not the only person to have noticed this. So my company tried getting a new selection.

The vendor promptly turned around and threatened to sue the building owner, stating that some huge contract had been signed with non compete clauses and various stuff that basically says 1. We're screwed 2. There's no chance of getting something different. Oh and By the way, we changed the change machines sensetivity now so that when you put a dollar in, it spits it out at you 5 times before it takes it, pausing 5 seconds between each attempt and resetting the counter by 5 more seconds with each attempt made within that window.

I finally have a solution to this. For you see, the machine doesn't know the difference between canadian money and US currency. And I see no stickers anywhere indicating US currency only.

So... every dollars worth of canadian change I put in the machine eats into their profits. It costs them money to continue using this 1980's relic.
I could use slugs instead of money entirely, but that would be illegal and I'd rather just do this legally. I presently have a big jar of quarters, and need to figure out how to convert that jar of US quarters into a jar of canadian quarters...
- Keman


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Nov. 1st, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ahah, evil.
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
figured i would say hi, this is Charlie.add me, demmnit =)
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
I wonder if that change machine is old enough to take photocopies. :)
Nov. 1st, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, that's awesome :D
Nov. 2nd, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
Hey it's Claudia... I found you through this apparent strange line of interconnected LARP people.

I've friended ya. That's all. :-)
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
ifn you want, i can bring back some canadian, i use it in tolls all the time :)
Nov. 2nd, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)

you could always do a masive voicot the machine and hang leters arround and if you see anyone puting a coin in there... just get a cattle prod and shok them ?


Nov. 2nd, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
Airport will change money, lotsa banks will too.
Nov. 2nd, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
I think those change-coins-into-bills thingies in grocery stores and other places might do that too. THough I could also just be full of shit.

Good luck beating the damn system!
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