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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Amazing how a machine can get me so angry....

    (I have to vent...)

    Yeah, I nearly beat the crap out of a machine about 10 mins ago....

    I had $5 for lunch....HAD.

    Tried to buy a $1.50 burrito.

    Machine gave me a quarter change for a $5 bill.....

    ...god I hate Canteen and their crappy machines.....this is not the first time a machine has failed to give even remotely close to adequate change, or you got moldy food, or both.


    I need to start packing my own lunches....Canteen Vending, I hope you guys wake up one morning, only to discover someone set your butts on fire.
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    You got pwnt by a machine. LOLlololol

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    i hate when the bag of chips or whatever is dangling there and doesn't drop into the tray properly. it only seems to happen when there are a bunch of people around and there you are banging and shaking the machine. you feel like an idiot, but then again, you can't let the stupid machine win. urg!

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    I do feel your pain. I don't really buy things out of vending machines alot, but the few times I have they screwed me over.

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    That sucks if I was closer to you I would buy you lunch. LESSON: Don't buy food out of a machine.
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    LOL...we get the same crappy machine problems here too.

    They finally implemented a plan to let our cafeteria handle money returns for machines that steal money. If your money gets eaten, go to cafe, fill out form of which machine, date and how much and cafeterial will refund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
    That sucks if I was closer to you I would buy you lunch. LESSON: Don't buy food out of a machine.

    Hey everybody!! Lets all head to CO!! Lunch is on snowy!!!!
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    Maybe it’s the preservatives in the vending machine food that’s making you so angry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Hey everybody!! Lets all head to CO!! Lunch is on snowy!!!!
    I just feel bad for the guy. That sucks. I remember one day at my office someone ATE my lunch, OMG I was SOOO pissed.
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    A brick would solve many of the aforementioned problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    (I have to vent...)
    ...god I hate Canteen and their crappy machines....
    - shoulda gone with the roach coach, eh?

    - don't they have mobile pupusa wagons 'round here?

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    Wasn't there a chair sitting next to it that you coulda used to smash through the window?
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    The definition of insanity...

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Mae West...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    LOL...we get the same crappy machine problems here too.

    They finally implemented a plan to let our cafeteria handle money returns for machines that steal money. If your money gets eaten, go to cafe, fill out form of which machine, date and how much and cafeterial will refund.
    They do this here as well, but it's such a regular occurance, that I think they might as well just have a roach coach come around to serve us grub.
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    When I saw the thread title, I thought it belonged in "Bicycle Mechanics" or "Classic and Vintage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWind
    Maybe it’s the preservatives in the vending machine food that’s making you so angry.
    Nah, McDonalds never made me angry....just made me want to poop, and McDs is practically pure processed preservatives (try saying that five times real fast).
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    You played the wheel of death and lost. Bring Lean Cuisines for lunch. They taste better and are better for you.
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    Vending machines are like gambling machines. You put money in and sometimes it gives you money back!

    I worked with a guy who got pissed at the vending machine and broke the window out. It cost him over a $1000 for damages. So make sure there are no cameras and nobody is watching.
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    Hey...remember that scene in Office Space?? I think maybe we should bring some Office Space justice to this incorrigible machine
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    I love the vending machine at my school...if you hit it just right about 5 pops come out

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    (I have to vent...)

    Yeah, I nearly beat the crap out of a machine about 10 mins ago....

    I had $5 for lunch....HAD.

    Tried to buy a $1.50 burrito.

    Machine gave me a quarter change for a $5 bill.....

    ...god I hate Canteen and their crappy machines.....this is not the first time a machine has failed to give even remotely close to adequate change, or you got moldy food, or both.
    That sucks. At least it didn't chirp "share and enjoy!" while ripping you off.

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    Heh, I have had the other machine (the drink machine) tell me to remove my drink once, after it took my money and refused to give me my drink.

    I found out if I side kick it hard enough it would spit out a gatorade and a random can as well...so that's my way of dealing with that piece of junk. The vending guys seemed to have noticed how the machine was being smushed into the wall and bolted it down now....that's lead to it dropping an extra can from time to time now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
    Hey...remember that scene in Office Space?? I think maybe we should bring some Office Space justice to this incorrigible machine

    That scene was just about the awesomest movie scene ever. The thing that makes it so good is that I've got a printer here at work that comes up with the same error message from time to time (What the HELL does PC Load Letter mean?!?!?!)

    Oh, and the music made the scene pretty awesome as well. I mean, how can you go wrong with a bunch of white guys kicking the crap out of a printer to the tune of hardcore gangsta rap? Time to go dig out my copy of the soundtrack. . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabFan
    That scene was just about the awesomest movie scene ever. The thing that makes it so good is that I've got a printer here at work that comes up with the same error message from time to time (What the HELL does PC Load Letter mean?!?!?!)

    Oh, and the music made the scene pretty awesome as well. I mean, how can you go wrong with a bunch of white guys kicking the crap out of a printer to the tune of hardcore gangsta rap? Time to go dig out my copy of the soundtrack. . . .
    Exactly...I see I've found someone else with the same appreciation for a well-crafted film scene that I have

    I like the part where Michael is fighting it: "You like that?? You want some of that?? C'mon!! Let's go!!"
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