Tuesday, April 24, 2007
A Public Service Announcement
There is a great evil among us. No, it is not UMass Parking Services; although, of course, they are quite evil too. But this is not about yellow paper shoved crookedly under the wipers of an unsuspecting car. This is about the beverage vending machine the lobby of Bartlett Hall. I want to put it out there that I hardly ever purchase drinks from vending machines. Too expensive. Even the water, which is a dollar but also WATER. Water should always be free. Today, however, I was thirsty. The warm liquid that dribbles out the water fountains (Bubbler to all of you Eastern Massachusetts people, right?), is barely passable as something I can drink. I was planned to splurge the overly expensive $1.65, odd coinage and all, for a tasty Vitamin Water in a flavor with three x's on it that I have never tried. I put in my money and...nothing. That's right, the selected flavored liquid item didn't budge. And then the machine had the audacity to thank me, presumably for the purchase it presumed I had made. Anyway, I thought you all should know. That way the great evil that lurks won't get you too!