Went upstairs to get soda. Put $1.00 in. Noticed sign--"The Front Desk Will Reimburse Lost Fortunes." Ignored. Pressed "Diet Dr. Pepper."
No response. Looked puzzled. Noticed that sodas were $1.25. Made high-pitched whining noise.
Pressed coin return. Machine made strange grinding sound, spat out $.40 in dimes, while carefully counting $1.00 to itself.
Wandered back downstairs, still hiccupping. Scrounged through change. Couldn't find any. Went downstairs to cafeteria to buy a soda with a $20.
Found $1 on floor. Score! Happily trotted downstairs to get soda.
Sodas downstairs are $.75/can. This saddens.
Net gain: $.15 and a small plate of hiccup-inducing cold cuts.