[Noisebridge-discuss] [Drama] [Vending Machines]

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 18:13:26 UTC 2012

I'm adding the [drama] tag simply because I know this is going to be a
Conversation Utterly Negated by Tangental Subjects.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre
<anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:
> Who was it that was talking about a Human Vending Machine the other day? I'm
> in favor of that. When vending machines first came along, they took away a
> lot of jobs from poor working class schmoez that used to be employed selling
> candy bars, pop-tarts, cigarettes, Tampax, cummerbunds, gewgaws etc O(ver)
> T(he) C(ounter).

At some clubs downtown in Austin, some entrepreneurial people who
formerly didn't have jobs have banded together to be Human Vending
Machines.  They sell things that are usually not provided by the
clubs, and the clubs don't mind.   Cigarettes, candy, blinky lights,
glow sticks, aspirin/tylenol/advil mini packs, and other assorted
useful things (condoms, single-use breathalyzers).    As it turns out,
it's pretty damned profitable and people like the personal service.

And .. yes .. it's mostly women in short skirts and plunging
necklines... although there are a couple guys in drag, some of the
women in some sharp suits, and a few people that just do it in good
'ol clubwear.

Still, there's a definite place for a human vending person, even today.


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