Vending Machine Shame

Vending machine shame happens to too many people nowadays. They walk up to it or pass it by and look at what unhealthy deliciousness it offers. And then the shame kicks in. It’s not the shame of wanting tasty treats or getting this unhealthy snack instead trying to find an alternative. It’s not even the price you pay to get those treats. No. The shame comes when you realize you’ve done the same thing you’re parents and grandparents have done on numerous occasions, remembering how much you paid in “your day”. Yes. That is the shame. The moment when you compare those prices, realized how old you are and had an economic nostalgia moment. It’s when you look at a 12 oz. soda and gawk at the price and think “Man, I remember when this was…” That is the shame. And it isn’t limited to vending machine pricing. It creeps up in all areas of life from buying gas to watching TV to listening to music. The moment when you realized you just compared modern times to the “good ol days”.

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