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Have you robbed a vending machine yet?

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At what length would you go to retrieve your favorite mid-afternoon snack? In the case of many Americans, the answer may be more surprising than you think—

Gawker The WSJ reports that the entire vending machine industry is taking it in every hole, so to speak: sales are down, more employees are skimming off the top, and poor vending machine owners are struggling with profit margins of around 1%. And now they’re being forced to outfit their machines with pricey real-time warning systems, thanks to organized roving gangs of snack thieves.

Organized roving gangs of snack thieves? These culprits used to be called kids in the bodega after school, but in a world full of sham and drudgery— and sensationalized sociological labels, apparently— our world has one more subcultures to now worry about, those damn snack thieves.

And how can YOU be part of the solution? Next time you see a young fiend milling around a helpless vending machine, offer him your pocket change. 

It’s good karma taking hard earned money and giving it to people that, obviously, need a snack more than you. Your local vending machine operator will thank you for it

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  • Fletch

    ‘It’s good karma taking hard earned money and giving it to people that, obviously, need a snack more than you’

    Wait..what? I think not