Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The 'ole crane game

     

 Summer 2001, family friend vacationing. More than likely visiting Cedar Pointe. A mini arcade included in the corner of our hotel's lobby. The crane game caught our attention (my buddy and I, shown above). The crane game was our shit. Of course we won. Then it gyped us. The crane pulled a "drop right in front of drop box" bullshit.

      This was unacceptable.

      Verified our arms and hands couldn't reach, even with anything as a prop (which usually worked for us). So we shook it. I don't even remember if we got our prize, because red alarms everywhere started going off. They had to evacuate the hotel.


      All for a shit quality plush toy. 
      Kids...

7 comments:

  1. Hooligans.

    I hope you got the prize, even if you don't remember now. I hope you got two prizes.

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    1. Ohh we'd remember and still have the prize! So guess we didn't...

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  2. Those damn things are rigged

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    1. Like the oval shaped basketball nets at the carnival..

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  4. Like the episode of "The Middle" where "Brik" tries desperately to get the Pink Flounder" for his girlfriend. Finally has it and the fire alarm goes off. Turns out she didn't want it after all......

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    1. Lmao what!?
      Who wouldn't want a flounder fish?

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