Snack vending machines used to be filled with fun things like chocolate and chips and if you were really lucky there would be a drink dispenser right next to it so you could get your fill of sugary goodness in liquid form as well. Not anymore, they are still around and I don’t think they are going to be completely replaced in the too near future but in my old age I might be able to say remember the days when you could get twisties out of a machine and the grandkids will look amazed and wonder what type of primitive world it was we used to live in.
Now people are so health conscious they are apparently dying for a bit of fruit at work and a fruit juice, wonder how many people actually do want that or if the health has been forced on them. Bastards, should be able to get fat and have diabetes and die of a heart condition in your early forties if you want to. Now I can understand the choice of a fruit vending machine in a health club or gym, that just makes sense, after all you have just gone through a workout session with Attila the Zumba instructor and the last thing you want is for her to catch you munching down on a candy bar because you just know she will make you go back and do it all again and your sweat glands have not yet recovered for the last session.
There are bran muffins and bars with so many different grains in them it is a miracle they don’t sprout out your ears and juice drinks of which the combinations can make your teeth ache and your tongue curl up in protest with teeth veneers Townsville, but you see people eating and drinking these vending offerings and doing so in such a fashion that you can almost feel the stoic acceptance of healthy choices oozing form their pores. Their tongue maybe physically trying to escape from their mouths but they are sitting there, chewing industriously away and exclaiming how great it is to be able to choose a natural flavoured product from the machines. Fruit is about the only thing I would get from a vending machine, if I wanted to get my fill of grain in one sitting I would go and chow down on a wheat field and be done with it.
Watching my kids face as I head to the food dispensers and choose a banana instead of a sweet is almost worth the health hype but still maintain your teeth, their little faces lighting up as you go over there and then the dramatic fall as you come back with a piece of fruit, it almost makes up for all the nagging they have been doing for the last hour. With the help of a promised sweet after you might also get them to eat a piece of fruit and in record time.