Why does this always happen to me?

This morning, before treatment started at the Cleveland Clinic, I went to their pop machine, inserted my money and pressed a button, hoping it would deliver the Pepsi I asked for. I wasn’t sure because yesterday, when I tried to get pop, the machine made the clunky noise but didn’t drop a bottle into the slot and I had to get a refund from the cafeteria cashier.

Well, today it vomited: SIX drinks (including my Pepsi) fell into the slot at the bottom. So many, in fact, that in spite of my struggles I could only extract one. The other five were wedged in too tightly. Later, however, a cafeteria employee got them out and gave them all to me. I protested that I had only paid for one drink, and he said, “Well, you are the lucky winner on the slot machine today.”

I think perhaps all the drinks the machine wasn’t handing out yesterday got backed up or something and that’s why so many came down at once. I’ve never seen anything like this before.

Why does this always happen to me?

5 thoughts on “Why does this always happen to me?

  1. Kristen February 8, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Maybe your luck is changing…

  2. Justin February 8, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    How does THIS sort of thing happen to you all the time? You didn’t lose any money the first time and told the cafeteria employee you only paid for one and you were allowed to keep all six and you are acting like this was a bad thing. I wouldn’t exactly be bemoaning your luck in that situation right now.

    Were all six drinks Pepsi?

    • Meaghan February 9, 2012 / 4:21 pm

      I don’t mean “why do bad things happen” I meant “why do weird things happen.”

      There were a variety of drinks. I think it was two Pepsis, two oranges, one juice and I forget the last one.

      • Justin February 9, 2012 / 9:26 pm


  3. Amy February 12, 2012 / 11:25 am

    With this post you can tell which area of the country you are from. Me too, though. When I go to visit my mother-in-law in California they look at me like I am speaking a different language when I say “pop”. To them, it’s soda. I can’t get used to that word. I believe, down in the south they call everything “coke”. Now that’s a little more different because “coke”, to me, is a specific brand, of pop. 😉

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