The milk chocolate…not in your hand

February 12th, 2012 · 32 comments

There’s a vending machine troll on the loose in Chicago!

My Peanut M&Ms got stuck, so I'd either like my 80 cents back or my peanut M&Ms. Thanks! Deanna Response: I GOT 2 PEANUT M&Ms FOR THE PRICE OF 1! WHAT A GLORIOUS WEDNESDAY!

related: The Candyman Can’t

FILED UNDER: candy · Chicago · smartass · vending machine drama


32 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Palomon

    I like this girl.
    …she is kidding around, right?

    Feb 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Alex

      One can only hope she is..

      Feb 20, 2012 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Siobhan

    should write a note back saying she will have to take the issue up with the caretaker. not the other persons fault the machine wasnt working right.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   shesajem

    My reply would be: do you really want them back now? Because I ate them yesterday…

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Gladystopia

    Notewriter #1: Really? Are you so geeked about an extra package of Peanut M&M’s that it requires you to rejoice via Post-it note?

    Now, had the M&M’s been, say, a Kit-Kat…THEN I’d understand the joy. But M&M’s? And PEANUT M&M’s, to boot?

    If chocolate and peanuts cause you this much excitement, I hope never to know what you’d do if you won the lottery.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   unsatisfied

      maybe it was the post-it queen from “Meet the World’s Crankiest Roommate” in a much better mood.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 10:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   The Elf

      Yeah, she just needed a bit of chocolate to make it all better.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 11:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   susannie

      Notewriter #1 is clearly ironic :)

      Feb 21, 2012 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   jadefirefly

    Which note came first?

    If the whiny girl’s note was first, then I’m totally on the side of the upper notewriter. Leaving pity-me notes on vending machines isn’t gonna get you anywhere, and if you can’t deal with losing a buck, you shouldn’t be buying candy.

    If the upper note was first, then bottom notewriter is just a lousy troll.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   JollyRoger

    Whiny note was first and is directed @ the vending company, Smart-arse note is second, written with glorious irony.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   M&M

    Please tell me that Deanna didn’t really leave her phone number on a public vending machine. Oh the trolly goodness!

    Feb 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   melts in your ear

      She just left the number of her phone sex hotline.

      Maybe you can get a tepid earful for $0.80 from a service associated with a mundane ampersand like the top note has, but that M3M with the upper and lower dots means Deanna’s audiolicentiousness won’t be scorching your tympanum for less than a fiver.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   juju_skittles

    The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away. He was talking about Peanut M&M’s, right?

    Feb 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Adriana

    To be fair, Peanut M&Ms are truly the best M&Ms of all the M&Ms.

    Feb 13, 2012 at 12:06 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Rei

      Crispy, peanut butter, and pretzel are so much better.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   The Elf

      Is there a *bad* M&M?

      Feb 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Lil'

      Yes, there’s a bad M&M – coconut. I wanted to like it. I really wanted to like it.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Noelegy

      I beg to disagree. Almond FTW.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Yenna

      I love all M&M’s. Even coconut.

      Feb 15, 2012 at 9:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Gwan

      Wow, you have a lot more M&M options in the States, huh? I think there’s only plain, peanut or crispy here.

      Feb 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   what-the-what?

    80 cents? 80 CENTS? Dang, yo, that’d be like $1.50 in Canada.

    Feb 13, 2012 at 12:27 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Penny

      Shed a tear for Aussies, Canada- over here we pay TWO DOLLARS SIXTY for them in our vending machines. That’s worth kicking it till they fall.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 4:06 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Atheist Scum Unite!

      $2.60?! Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ! That is outrageous! In my office the candy bars are $0.60 and the chips are $0.50. The owners of your vending machines should be prosecuted for extortion.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 9:09 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Nick

      80 cents US is as of right now, 79 cents Canadian.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   angie

    The vending machine in my office building has specific little forms for filling out when yo lose money in them, but they are folded up and sealed so no one can read them. When the vending machine company comes to refill, they’ll bring you your 80 cents. (Although candy in our machine is over a buck now, I think.) So I have no problem with her leaving a note to get her 80c back, it _should_ be refunded.

    I assumed her note came first and then someone was crowing about getting both bags. ;)

    Feb 13, 2012 at 6:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   wferqwferwepoqepormq

    Who leaves their number over a matter of 80 cents?

    Really, people who are obsessive about small amounts of money, and or food, are creepy, and usually harbor other frightening traits.

    (no, I am not rich or being an elitist, but I am not going to get pissy over 80 cents.)

    Feb 13, 2012 at 9:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   MerriD bang

      I dunno, some days I’d pile up the bodies for less!

      Feb 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Kim

    When my candy gets stuck, I usually just buy a second one so I can get it, and save the extra treat for another day. I guess if it was the last 80 cents in your pocket you can’t do that though. I just can’t see posting notes and filling out claim forms with the vending company I am way too lazy to do that.

    Wasn’t there a Seinfeld episode about this and a Twix?

    Feb 13, 2012 at 9:28 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Yenna

      I think so. I relate everything to Seinfeld!

      Feb 15, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   bookworm

    Now what if someone comes to refill the machine and give whiney note-writer her change back, but she’s not there? Does she really expect that they’re going to take the time to call her and wait for her to get down to the machine to collect eighty freaking cents?

    Feb 13, 2012 at 10:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Dany

      Why of course. Don’t you know that the first note writer is a special snowflake?

      Feb 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Nathuram

    For some reason, all I could focus on for a few seconds was what I read as “GiOURIOUS” in the first note. Did they honestly forget how to spell it and went for a cover up? Was the divorced exclamation mark after 1 in the note…just a way to further that goal? Or was it written on such a level of joy that obliterated all sense in its triumph?

    Feb 15, 2012 at 8:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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