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?