Down the hall from my desk is a pop machine. (It is actually a Coke machine, because it has Coke products, but I’m not even going down that road again.) I frequent this machine for Diet Coke and bottled water. For some reason, the machine isn’t very fond of my dollar bills. I have never stood at the machine with my dollar in hand where I didn’t have to try at least two times to get the machine to take my dollar. It doesn’t matter if my dollar is very old, moderately used, or brand new. The machine always spits it back out at me (and inwardly I’m pretty sure it is laughing at the stupid girl who keeps putting the same dollar back in multiple times, truly believing that it will work eventually. I think the highest number of tries for me has been 7.) I’ve tried flattening it out on the corner of the machine, the metal doorpost, and with my fingernails. It is very frustrating. So, I’ve asked others in my department about this problem, and guess what? NO ONE ELSE HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM! So, that’s it! It’s official. It is me. Somehow, somewhere in the six months I’ve been working at this job, I have offended this machine, therefore causing it to constantly refuse my money until it finally decides it has had a good enough laugh and accepts my request for a beverage. Technology, sheesh!