Let's talk about what just happened.

I just won a cup of coffee. From a vending machine. What?

I dropped two quarters into the machine in high anticipation for my 40-cent cup of mediocre, vending machine coffee, and all of a sudden it beeped at me.

Winner! it flashed.

Winner? I won? A 40-cent cup of coffee?

Sure enough, out came my two quarters, and out poured black coffee into the paper cup.

It was a small victory, but it's the little things that matter, right? I mean, perhaps it could have spewed out a couple grand, and not just 12 ounces of coffee, but I'll take what I can get.