First of all I'd like to thank everyone who left me a little note to help cheer me up. I'm in a much better mood than earlier.
Something else also happened. I returned to my arch enemy once more. It had been a while since I'd last popped a few coins into that infernal toy machine, but something in me was drawing me back. It was time.
As I approached the claw machine, I could feel my adrenaline start pumping. I took my position in front of it, peered through the glass, and saw it: Pooh was waiting. I fished a coin out of my wallet and grasped the toggle with my other hand. I drew in my breath and let the cold metal slip out of my fingers and into the coin slot. The music started up; there was no going back. Everything around me seemed to fade into blackness, it was just me and the machine. A deft maneuvering of the claw, gently guiding it back, tapping it delicately into position. This was it. The mechanical hand was lowered. It grabbed Pooh and raised him gloriously above the other animals. I was doing it! My heart was pounding so hard I thought it was going to burst through my chest. But I wasn't in the clear yet, many a time had the claw jostled and lost my Pooh before reaching the chute (haha, Pooh chute). I was almost there. Oh god, oh no! Pooh slipped through the claw!....and bounced off the pile of animals and down to the opening. Hurrah!! I'd done it! The world came rushing back to me as I collected my prize. Victory was mine!!!
And on one coin too. Yahoo.
Looks like one of the Poohs is a girl Pooh. Can you tell which one? haha