3.23.2005

Vermis Ex Machina

Now I've seen it all. There's a new vending machine outside my local Wal-Mart. It looks similar to a soda machine, but instead of having Coke or Pepsi on the front, it has pictures of game fish. Yellow letters on the side of the machine scream "LIVE BAIT." Hmmmmm...

One of the options probably isn't really "live": Chicken hearts. The other five choices were various types of worms. The odd thing is that Lehigh Acres isn't exactly a fishing Mecca, since it's about 20 miles to the Gulf of Mexico and there aren't any big lakes nearby. There are a few canals, but that's about it. It will be interesting to see if there are enough customers to justify the machine's existence at that location. If it disappears, we'll know that there weren't.

3 comments:

barbara said...

Could it be that Wal-Mart is trying to jump on the sushi bandwagon - but just doesn't quite get it?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Chicken hearts, pounded out and wrapped around a water chestnut, then wrapped in bacon and then fried could make a nice budget rumaki.

barbara said...

BTW - I just saw that the woman held hostage by Brian Nichols after his courtroom killings, was given $70,000 in reward.