Lest I be dying of thirst will I ever buy another drink from a vending machine.
Why ? Simple (not) . A few days ago I saw a print in a small magazine showing a new product called Limo, a sort of lemonade. The ad was nice, the bottle looked ok, resembling Philipe Starck‘s sleek lemon press called “Juicy Salif“, so I decided to try it. Well, first mistake. It tastes like crap. Lemon crap to be precise. When I complained of this to a friend I was told Schweppes bitter lemon is a lot better. Today, after walking for an hour in the sun, I thought I should try a Schweppes. Since I was waiting for the tube, I only saw Schweppes in Coca Cola’s vending machines. Tried a few which either were out of power or out of Schweppes, lost a tube, but in the end I managed to find one machine that took my money after pressing the right button. After 2 minutes of waiting, reviewing in my mind all possible kicks that could make the machine give back my money, PLOP! comes out a bottle: Cappy Grapefruit.
The horror… I hate grapefruit juice. This is how I convinced myself that buying for a vending machine is pretty much like russian roulette: you never know what you’re gonna get :P I will try Schweppes though, at least once :)
Gotta love Starck’s design nevertheless :)