Rule of Thumb

BUYING SODA FROM A MACHINE IN THE OLD DAYS

If your money falls right through a soft-drink machine and lands in the coin return, forget about feeding it coins ...

If your money falls right through a soft-drink machine and lands in the coin return, forget about feeding it coins and try pulling a bottle out of the machine. The chances are about one in five that you will get a free soda. Someone else put money in the machine, and the relay didn’t release the bottles until after they gave up and left. — Eric Kimple, motorcycle racer, Columbus, Ohio

08/14/18