Share A Coke?
While at work I passed a Coke machine that had a “Share a Coke” showing with a certain name of interest. I pointed this out to a co-worker who fed the machine money and put in the corresponding input (C-4) to get the “JANE” Coke.
Much to our disappointment, the little robot-conveyor thing went to C-5 and gave us “RICK” instead! We tried again and it went to C-6 for “STEVE”.
I am not sure if all of these machines are programmed this way but this particular machine seemed to be programmed like as such: “C1-C5 = coke. If user asks for Coke, dispense from next product slot that has Coke”. I am used to the machine dispensing the product from the location I keyed in.
Lesson: Don’t bother trying to buy a specifically named coke out of one of these vending machines.
#shareacoke #fixyourmachines #firstworldproblems