Oh, happy day: Chicago hopes to crack down on high-calorie vending machines

posted at 2:56 pm on November 14, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Good news, Chicagoans: Your government is here for you… to save you from yourselves. Heck, why not jump on the nanny-state bandwagon New York City already got rolling so spectacularly with their large-soda ban? All the cool kids are doing it, guys. Via NBC:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January 2013. …

According to the plan, at least 75 percent of food offerings should contain 250 calories or less and at least five items should contain 250mg or less of sodium per serving. A gluten- and nut-free option also must be provided.

Oh, and healthier foods can’t be pricier than their higher-calorie counterparts.

Well, thank goodness for that. I’m sure that enough people get enough of their calories out of vending machines on a regular enough basis that limiting what the government deems to be unhealthy options will have a measurable effect on public health, and that this will have zero adverse unintended consequences. It’s also great to hear that they’ll be dedicating their residents’ public resources and bureaucratic manpower to enforcing this potential public-health decree, because it’s not as if Chicago has bigger problems to worry about or anything. Womp.

What’s more, as Reason pointed out in the wake of the NYC large-soda ban, these types of laws are all-too-often deceptively complex and tricky to nail down. Could this proposed ordinance possibly have any negative economic impact on businesses serving or in the Chicago area, I wonder?

The number of exceptions to the ban makes the whole practice an absurd spectacle of pointless progressive authoritarian paternalism. Fruit juices and milkshakes are not affected by the ban even though both can have sugar content right up there with your Cokes and your Mountain Dews. The ban affects restaurants and movie theaters but not convenience stores, so New Yorkers won’t be able to get a 20-ounce soda at McDonald’s, but they will be able to get a 50-ounce Double Gulp from 7-Eleven. Furthermore, the ban shouldn’t affect diet or sugar-free drinks, but as The New York Times reports, establishments with self-service fountains will not be able to stock cups that hold more than 16 ounces. So essentially, thirsty people will want to avoid the targeted businesses altogether even if they’re drinking healthy.

One annoying outcome of this half-assed Nanny Statism is how it’s easy it’s going to be to spin an argument for an expansion of the ban regardless of the outcome. If the city’s obesity numbers drop, it will be an argument that the ban worked and it should be expanded. If the obesity numbers don’t drop, it means the ban obviously didn’t go far enough and should be expanded. The drug war’s arguments are on their way to the soda dispenser.

And the soda-dispenser arguments are on their way to the vending machine.


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I am so over this stupidity!

CoffeeLover on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Maybe they should crack down on all the gang murders instead?

Blake on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend.

Just sayin’

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

‘Godfather’ lashes out; Recorded reporters’ conversations without consent…

CoffeeLover on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

After all there are more important priorities than cracking down on the murder rate in Chicago.

plutorocks on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Isn’t Chicago setting a new record for murders this year?

Oil Can on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

WTF is healthy vending mackine food?

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

After all there are more important priorities than cracking down on the murder rate in Chicago.

plutorocks on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Sure – the senate, first bill today, how to dispose of bear carcasses.

The land is fluked royally, from the Obamas on down.

She deserves them fully.

Forward.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Thuggish fools and charlatans rule the land, from the left to the right.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Expect murder rates to drop once the sugar-calorie-crazed citizenry are starved into a torpor.

Lily on November 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend. Just sayin’.

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Exactly! If Chicago residents slim down they’ll be harder to shoot.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Piffle. Vending machines are just a drop in the bucket. The real problem is food in the home. And to keep people honest, the food police will make unannounced searches of our homes, just to make sure we aren’t secretly storing Twinkies.

rbj on November 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I feel like I’m stuck in a nightmare written by Mark Steyn.

gwelf on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Sure – the senate, first bill today, how to dispose of bear carcasses.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM

In case you missed, it’s polar bear carcasses. Haven’t you heard that the country is too polarized? The Senate is working tirelessly to depolarize it.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Chicago High School graduation rate only 50.2%

Fat dumb and happy in the heartland!

kooly on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Make the gangbangers eat from vending machines, they’ll all die soon, problemo el solvo.

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Diversion & misdirection

tomg51 on November 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Banned!

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Studies show high calorie snacks cause people to join gangs and kill people mercilessly. You’ll soon see gang membership and shooting deaths drop.

darwin on November 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend. Just sayin’.

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

In Chicago, they do not care what dead people eat or drink.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Wouldn’t be eaiser to cut out the food stamps.

Ok, I forgot, Racist!

Oil Can on November 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Cigarette vending machines are 0 calorie, 0 fat.

Just sayin’…

SPCOlympics on November 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

But vending machines are high in iron!

Shy Guy on November 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

If the city’s obesity numbers drop, it will be an argument that the ban worked and it should be expanded. If the obesity numbers don’t drop, it means the ban obviously didn’t go far enough and should be expanded

That would be a feature.

Seems a lot of laws written since 2009 are like that eh?

Gatsu on November 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Banned!

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

If it was a praise or a joke, I kinda missed it. I thought we only cannot mention Star Wars characters. Are polar bears on the list, too?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend.

Just sayin’

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Organic free range murder.

the_nile on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Hey we just reelected president Life Coach….

next time some pro dope “libertarian” starts in on you hit ‘em in the mouth.

harlekwin15 on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yeah that chocolate bar is much more dangerous than gangsters terrifying Chicago…

mnjg on November 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The cliche of saying “I thought they couldn’t go lower but they proved me wrong again” never gets old.

Common sense is truly kryptonite to these people.

NapaConservative on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Chicago High School graduation rate only 50.2%

Fat dumb and happy in the heartland!

kooly on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

And after all these years there solution is to lower the calorie count in vending machines. You get what you vote for.

plutorocks on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

If it was a praise or a joke, I kinda missed it. I thought we only cannot mention Star Wars characters. Are polar bears on the list, too? Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I don’t really have power to ban people. Yet.

The worse a pun is, of course, the better it is and the louder we groan. For that one I was all groan up…

But it is awfully environmentally insensitive to joke about dead polar bears, so banned!

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

In Chicago, they do not care what dead people eat or drink.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The only duty of the dead in Chicago is to VOTE…

mnjg on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Step on up to get yourself a nice 5 day old egg salad sandwich that’s been mouldering the vending machine, it comes with a single-dose vial of Ipecac just in case.

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend.

Just sayin’

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Organic free range murder.

the_nile on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

50th trimester abortions.

Gatsu on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Just raise the tax on purchases to 5000%, patriots.

tom daschle concerned on November 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Wow, Rahm must be a pretty amazing Mayor! He’s already tackled the city’s high murder rate, poor education, and public pension reform – so now he can focus on the important stuff.

Oh you Chicagoans – you’re sooooo lucky!

Hill60 on November 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

“My son done got his head blowed off!”

-Rest easy, ma’am, at least he was trim and fit when he died.

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

As long as we are going to teach the unwashed masses abut healthy eating why not add a lesson about healthy economics too?

A thirty nine percent federal tax on all winnings from Lotto/Pull Tab/Scratch Card winnings, assessed IMMEDIATELY, at the cash register.

Win ten bucks on your scratch card? Great! Here’s your six bucks and a dime.

Hey, Pal, don’t complain! You didn’t build that! You lucked out – just like The Evil Rich! Wanna go again?

Bruno Strozek on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Chicago High School graduation rate only 50.2%

Fat dumb and happy in the heartland!

kooly on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

When the average IQ of blacks is 85 then most of them are going to fail badly in school, in life, and become parasites living on other people expense… That is the truth that few want to talk about and I may get banned for saying the truth but so be it…

mnjg on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

But it is awfully environmentally insensitive to joke about dead polar bears, so banned!

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I’m missing the point here, obviously. What’s wrong with dead polar bears?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The cliche of saying “I thought they couldn’t go lower but they proved me wrong again” never gets old.

Common sense is truly kryptonite to these people.

NapaConservative on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

It’s a constant piling of diversions.

the_nile on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I think Rahm knows why Jessie Jackson Jr is in the Mayo Clinic. All those vending machines in city buildings did him in.

plutorocks on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Step on up to get yourself a nice 5 day old egg salad sandwich that’s been mouldering the vending machine, it comes with a single-dose vial of Ipecac just in case.

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Can’t I just take all that botulism and stick it in my wrinkles?

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Chicago hopes to crack down on high-calorie vending machines

Glad to hear this.
I used to eat those high calorie vending machines, but the last one, I forgot to unplug, and nearly electrocuted myself

LegendHasIt on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

I’m not sure, but I think he’s only doing this in City of Chicago office buildings….the places where city employees work.

That being said, this is beyond dumb.

visions on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’m missing the point here, obviously. What’s wrong with dead polar bears?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Not a thing if you can stand the smell.

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

How about Chicagoans crackdown on their mayor and his office, who have been illegally taping reporters’ conversations?

Illinois has one of the toughest two-party consent laws in the country.

Resist We Much on November 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’m missing the point here, obviously. What’s wrong with dead polar bears? Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Ok… sorry I butted in.

Akzed on November 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I’m not sure, but I think he’s only doing this in City of Chicago office buildings….the places where city employees work.

That being said, this is beyond dumb.

visions on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

The places where private citizens go to take care of business concerning the city.

Nothing like waiting around for some clerk to process your paperwork and having to munch on a withered celery stalk.

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend.

Just sayin’

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Dang, they’re horrible shots.

Bevan on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

If the cities of New York and Chicago are going to waste taxpayer resources on turn their attention to the looming fat-scale cliff, they darn well better get their facts straight:

A Double-Gulp is 64 ounces, not 50.

I have an alternative solution for Mayor Rahm: Just keep doing what you are doing. When (not if) Chicago falls off the fiscal cliff, and you can’t afford services and subsidies for anyone, your population will get skinnier in a hurry, all by itself.

Zumkopf on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Not a thing if you can stand the smell.

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I live in New Jersey. I can stand any smell. It’s “take it or die” case here.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Don’t forget the 10 day dose of antibiotics for the food poisoning that follows.

chemman on November 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO ONCE THE FLAMING HOT CHEETOS ARE TAKEN AWAY. MARK MY WORDS!!!

GhoulAid on November 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I think Rahm knows why Jessie Jackson Jr is in the Mayo Clinic. All those vending machines in city buildings did him in.

plutorocks on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

That clinic will soon be renamed the Celery Clinic in Chicago.

We wouldn’t want the chiiiiiiiiildren to get the wrong idea now, would we?

NapaConservative on November 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Dang, they’re horrible shots.

Bevan on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

but I thought they practiced gun control in that city not to be mentioned.

chemman on November 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

113 dead from Sandy…Obama golfs.

tom daschle concerned on November 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I guess this means there will be no bailout of Hostess anytime soon.
Republicans should target those states in 2016.

moo on November 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Bloomberg/Emanuel 2016!

That’s the ticket.

FlatFoot on November 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

23 shot, 3 dead in Chicago last weekend.

Just sayin’

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Focused like a laser on the important stuff, as usual.

UltimateBob on November 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Chicago has been ruled by democrats since 1931.

Why isn’t it utopia?

Instead its a murderous corruptocracy.

Hmmm…

tom daschle concerned on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Good news, Chicagoans: Your government is here for you… to save you from yourselves.

This is all good. The nanny state will enslave the liberal big cty denizens while flyover country reamains free.

California just passed a sales tax increase on Nov. 6.
Now, the city of Los Angeles wants to raise sales tax by 1/2% next March.

Enslave the big city liberals first.

MichaelGabriel on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

WTF is healthy vending mackine food?

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Ask California, fruits, nuts, and don’t forget the granola.

D-fusit on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Chicago thug: “I want you to kill Murphy, but you gotta make it look like an accident. Give him a 32oz soda and a high calorie salty snack.”

The Rogue Tomato on November 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Chicago hopes to crack down on high-calorie vending machines

Glad to hear this.
I used to eat those high calorie vending machines, but the last one, I forgot to unplug, and nearly electrocuted myself

LegendHasIt on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Thank you! That made me laught out loud in my office! I really love Erika’s snarkiness, but some of the comments are even better.

JoAnn1965 on November 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

So what? With people in Chicago getting ACROSS THE BOARD TAX INCREASES why would they spend a wiff of anal gas over this?

DannoJyd on November 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Prohibition doesn’t work. You’d think they’d remember that in Chicago, of all places.

Jim Treacher on November 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

mnjg on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Hmmmm. Sounds like you’re peddling the real goods. I’ll bet you’be got some dandy sources.

a capella on November 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Another example of “defining deviancy down,” although not exactly what the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan meant when he coined that concept …

We would probably think it a joke if we heard a government was going to start taxing and regulating individuals’ oxygen intake (public and union employees exempt, of course), but I don’t think we’re really too far away from that — at this pace.

ShainS on November 14, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year

This will never happen…this targets city buildings.
Overweight, useless, cubicle dwelling government union workers to file a lawsuit in 3.2.1….

MichaelGabriel on November 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Perhaps they can come up with a vending machine that with a biometric scan of your body, will vend you the proper type of food it feels you need based upon your genetics & body condition.
Bcs the government is here to protect you.

Badger40 on November 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hmmmm. Sounds like you’re peddling the real goods. I’ll bet you’be got some dandy sources.

a capella on November 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

It is just NATURE… It is hard to fight NATURE no matter how liberals wish otherwise…

mnjg on November 14, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Maybe they should crack down on all the gang murders instead?

Blake on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM

If they didn’t eat so much sugar…

Ward Cleaver on November 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM

But, we got foie gras back, right?

Is Rahm still breaking the law? It was just a mistake, right? You didn’t hear nothin’.

Fallon on November 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Sure, why not. After all, it’s not as though the people who own vending machines are in the business to make money.

SukieTawdry on November 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Maybe next week they can pass a law prescribing how you fold your letters before you put them in an envelope to mail them?

This is the kind of thing a government run by liberals does to make you think they’re actually performing some useful function with all your tax dollars. It’s like when you’re goofing off at work by re-arranging your filing cabinet.

Socratease on November 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Oh my goodness! It’s like Obamacare for snack machines. The typical snackers (you know the ones who want a real snack) will be subsidizing the granola head snackers. Like the young folk will be subsidizing the less healthy and older folk with their healthcare premiums. If people want a healthy snack, they’ll bring an apple from home. If they want junk food, they’ll just go to the convenience store around the corner. Then the vending machine owners will be out of business. Because more unemployment would be a great thing/

hopeful on November 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

And the soda-dispenser arguments are on their way to the vending machine.

And the Liberal Head is up the Liberal A$$.

Apparently the only choice worth fighting for is for an abortion in these people’s “minds”.

EA_MAN on November 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I’m thinking of making a day trip home to Chicago this spring(a day in Chicago hangin’ out with my best girlfriend-2 days travel roundtrip) and while I’m there…Rahm can kiss my middle-aged, scrawny, Texan ASS!

annoyinglittletwerp on November 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This nudging works. Plus, they isolate one group at a time.

Look at how outrageous tobacco taxes are, but since most don’t smoke the attitude is, “Well, it’s bad for you-you shouldn’t smoke anyway” or “I don’t smoke so I don’t care.”

I don’t buy crap from vending machines, or Big Gulps (or anything else from convenience stores)so I don’t care.

If/when they go through with high beer taxes, I won’t care again.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Because these libs never go after real crime. All that is left to prosecute are innocent people and meaningless things.

JellyToast on November 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Because these libs never go after real crime. All that is left to prosecute are innocent people and meaningless things.
JellyToast on November 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Hmm, I think someone addressed that before:

“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against . . . We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it.

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

LegendHasIt on November 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

What, no one sees the scam? Chicago city council members are probably planning to start a black market smuggling operation for high-calorie vending machine fare like they did for cigarettes when they raised the taxes. Now that I think about it, I wouldn’t doubt it if NY Mayor Bloomie has a big gulp and transfat food black market smuggling operation.

stukinIL4now on November 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Have you ever looked at the buggy of a food stamp person at the grocery store? They can buy plenty of crap food without resorting to 7-11 and vending machines. While they’re at it, ban Little Debbie snacks, Snicker bars, and Blue Bell.

TXMomof3 on November 14, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Martin Niemöller addressed that attitude some time ago.

LegendHasIt on November 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year.

So what happens to all that “healthy” food when no one buys it?

GarandFan on November 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I honestly think these measures, like Nanny Bloomberg’s, are a way of sticking it to the low carb crowd. Low carb works but is not sponsored by any governmental entity. Why do they ignore its success rate? Because it’s about control, not weight. It’s about favors to Big Ag, not weight. And it’s not about safety, because there is no point to being a safe weight if you’re going to be shot to death before you’re 20.

PattyJ on November 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM

So, moral of the story….those of us who are “stocking up” on necessities….remember to stockpile junk food too. It will be a good barter item after all the states start outlawing it.

JennM111 on November 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Can’t I just take all that botulism and stick it in my wrinkles?

katy the mean old lady on November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Shush. They’ll figure out a way to tax it or jack up the price of the rancid sandwich because it’s “multipurpose”.

kim roy on November 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

LegendHasIt on November 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

That only works with those who might have a conscience. It could be argued that time has passed.

kim roy on November 14, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Meanwhile, another 10 young “brothers” were gunned down over the weekend. Forward!

Hummer53 on November 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Red Dawn is sweeping the nation. Has anyone visited Harry Dean Stanton yet?

CrustyB on November 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

What a bunch of self centered twits. The local govt just enacted a cell phone ban while driving except for hands free operation. The spokesman said ‘we’ve saved a lot of lives enacting this law’. Must be great to feel so good about yourself and so powerful at the same time.

Kissmygrits on November 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

People are not going to buy things they don’t want to eat from vending machines. They will start bringing snacks from home. If this goes too far the vendors and those who refill the machines will end up unemployed.

sherrimae on November 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM