I was extremely busy the last few days. Sometimes when you are too focused on your vending service business.
I was wondering why there is a surge of vehicles especially in the afternoons stuck in most gasoline joints.
When you are a journeyman in no matter what kind of service industry you are then you would realize that the gasoline prices are normally highest in the mornings. The prices drop when everyone is rushing back home to for a much deserved sumptuous dinner.
The gasoline stations attendant told me that there was a pipeline rupture in Prince George and upsetting the prices to rocket. Recent news tells us that repairs are underway and the surge of prices will not last long. Probably it will settle in the mid 150’s which im used to.
Here are the pictures i took during the day and afternoon.
I wish i have time to drive to Abbotsford during late afternoon rush hour.
When you are on the road every day, you envy the people in the office that is comfortably seated.
I work i had before which requires me to seat the whole afternoon on a table and entertain customers walk ins and procedures in the printer refilling station way back in the Philippines and somehow i reminiscence.
I’m into another phase of business right now, in the self employment livelihood there will be always constant changes on all aspect of lifestyle and never same.
This week requires me almost to be in downtown most of the time which sometimes cause some frustration not only in a struggle to find a good spot for parking but there are always parking meters that are rigged for extraction of money.
Here is the news from CBC News.
This is one the meters again i encountered. The picture below depicts that my $1 ( Loonies ) clearly is inside the coin meter and im just puzzled what kind of contraption the syndicate uses to fish out the coins later when everyone is rushing back home.
I always take pictures just to make sure that in case i get a parking ticket, i can justify it for my defense.
By the way two ( 2 ) days earlier i went to visit one of my school locations and was astounded why they insert plastic coins in the vending machine ?
In the vending service industry, it’s not all the time that you visit your location everything is predictable on your meager collections.
This time the expected collections is not realized because of a plastic coin found inside the soda pop vending machine. Of course, the school authorities will always be informed and notified immediately to avoid future problems.
Here are the pictures of the plastic coins that im talking about.
Did it tell you that im going to see if the hacking a vending machine with a coin and string still works ?
Here is what i have prepared for you to see if this contraption is really working.
How to hack a vending machine with a coin and string
Things to prepare :
- dental floss
- coin with a hole ( see my previous post on where i got this coin from )
String to coin 18 inches in length
Attach the string to the coin with a hole and have it at least about 18 inches in length so that the coin can reach inside the coin mechanism.
If the string is too short then you cannot fish and play with it inside the coin mechanism.
Insert coin and string into the coin slot
You will see a sequence of pictures when i was trying to insert the coin into the vending machine.
The vending machine is equipped with conlux coin mechanism.
i have tried to use the hacking the vending machine with the use of a coin and string. I tried many attempts of inserting and pulling it but the price indicator never did register on the townie ( $2 ).
I even flick the $2 into the coin slot and the coin just slides down to the coin return slot as a reject.
The conlux coin mech which is equipped perhaps in all the healthy max combo vending machines seemed instinctively that the coin is not the appropriate type.
If you try to pull it up to get back the $2 ( townie ) it will never be aligned back to the coin slot and you will never get back your money. The string will break off if you pull it hard rendering all your time and efforts futile.
I went to another location which has different types of coin mechanism and trying to see if the hack with a coin and a string would work.
It so happened today that i was in one of my locations with four ( 4 ) machines inside a lunch room with different types of coin mechanisms.