Wednesday, May 18, 2005

bitter defeat

Yes, I got greedy. I thought I was master of the claw machine, infallible, goddess of toy winning. So I went back. And there, in the middle of the pile, ripe for the plucking, was the Pooh I'd been hankering for for over a month. The Pooh in a piglet suit. It had always been buried too deep, but now it was in plain view, easily clutchable!

So to cut the the humiliating chase, I tried 15 times. I went through all of my coins, then all of my boyfriend's coins. Then I went and changed a 5 and wasted those too. There was pounding on the glass, gasps of excitement and shouts of despair. Every single time I tried, I managed to pick it up in what seemed like a perfect grip. But then as the claw was sliding over to the drop point, it would jiggle and the Pooh would fall back to the heap. In the end, I shuffled off empty handed and broken hearted. The worst, most pathetic part of the story is that I returned to the machine after school and tried another 4 times.

No, I will never learn.

16 comments:

Unknown said...

aw.... poor Manders. you should have saved a bit of change for a stick of hawberries. maybe that would have made the defeat less sad. mmm.... sticky, yummy hawberries. i could go for some of those...love, Jennie

Theresa said...

Do you think they have support groups for that in China? Because it looks like you\'ve got a problem dear- and you can\'t get out alone.Just remember- we all love you ;)

Corrina said...

Hahaha! Honest, I\'m feeling sorry for you while I\'m laughing here. ;-)

Unknown said...

manders! lol! good for you.... supporting the local economy!

Josie said...

...I think you need professional help.. ;)

Unknown said...

I think you should go back today and try again...(take more change!) :)

rob said...

If I were in a claw machine, would you claw at me?I know you would want to.But my sheer awesomeness would make you think twice.Would you do it?

Laoch said...

A, I was looking at your Harbin Ice Festival pictures (very cool!)and it reminded me that I read an article in the NY Times last year about an amazing amount of dumplings available in Harbin for the Ice Festival. Did you try any of these and if so, how were they!

Unknown said...

Ièm gonna nickname you Manders - THE CLAW!!!!! Hahhaahahha!!!! Poor you!LOL Hugzz xoxoxoxoxo

Jade said...

AaRrrrGGGG!!!!! Why do you think we all went nutz when you won?!

Jamie said...

LoL...I love those darn machines too, but I can never win anything!! You have a great space here! I hope you enjoy your weekend,Jamie

Byllie said...

aagh!!!! yes, i too have been there. There are worse things than to have simply returned to try your clawing skills some more.......just think - what if u went back to sack him, only to find that somebody else had won him? (it happened to me. the cutest little cow with a bell around her neck.....plush...my sister collects cows....i tried hard - only to get the bloody thing in the perfect spot for someone else to snaffoo......bastards....they probably planned it...)

Politics said...

Hahahahahaha - that\'s cute! When\'s the next round - lol?

Isabella said...

Go for it! Get that Pooh! You can do it, you are master of the Claw! *hugs*

Unknown said...

*Scchhhmmaaaccckkk*!!!!!! Ha ha! Right on the keester!!!!Mwaahaahaa! Ya wanna know what\'s going on? Go to this link http://spaces.msn.com/members/azureus/Blog/cns!1p_sRM3b5mQ-m_e4_qMHR3pA!1831.entry Have fun!;P

Amy said...

Oh the one at the Denny\'s is calling my name!I\'ll kick it\'s ass once again!

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