Persistence Pays Off

Posted by me on Monday, the 5th day of November, anno domini 2007 at 6:53 PM, local time.

or, Things that you were sure never actually happened in the office break-room, but still are funny.

So, I actually saw someone today try to rock the candy machine back and forth to make the bag of M&Ms fall. In the end, it worked for him, but I was almost certain he was going to break the thing, or have it fall on him. He was rocking it several feet backwards, and then pushing it back to its normal position, causing a big crashing noise. It took several such attempts.

I guess I know other people who have done such things, but sometimes you forget that people really need their candy, and they’ll be damned if they have to buy another bag just to get the one they already paid for. But, I gotta say, if the machine falls on you and kills you, is it really worth the trouble? I guess I am once again reminded not to buy a bag of King Size Peanut M&Ms from the break-room candy machine.

Not that I am particularly fond of Peanut M&Ms anyway, but still.

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  1. Pam said,

    November 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Wow. Who ever would have thought it would happen there. Plus they have those “get a refund” envelopes right out there. Apparently IBM isn’t giving us all enough safety training.

  2. Darcy said,

    November 8, 2007 at 6:50 am

    I think I’ve seen warnings on the machine about doing that.

    But if I really wanted that oatmeal cookie, then I don’t know what I would do! :)

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