Several weeks ago, I was at the vending machines here at SJC when I noticed something. There was a shiny coin stuck in the gap between the pop and food machines. It was way in the back, far too deep for any arm or leg to reach.

I made note of this and vowed to get this coin in the near future. I’d forget about it, but when I returned to the machines, I’d see it lying there, time and again. I thought someone would surely beat me to it. None did however.

Tonight, I liberated the coin. A photojournalist (me) embedded in this operation, documented the actions. I took a hockey stick and put some masking tape on the end. With the far reach of the stick, the coin was extracted on the first try. I am now $0.10 richer. The photos are below:

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