Last weekend, we went out with some friends for dinner and then boba (aka pearl tea) for dessert. We decided to go to Eggettes, a boba place that happened to have a claw crane machine (aka UFO catcher). The guys couldn’t resist dropping some dollar bills into it and trying their hand at winning the small stuffed animals.
I, on the other hand, am quite the accomplished UFO catcher (I practiced a lot on the machine at the old Cliff House in San Fran when I was younger), so I know when they’ve rigged the game. As J. pointed out, there were only 2 claws instead of the traditional 3! It’s near impossible to pick up anything with just 2 little claws. (And yet this did not stop J. from putting some money into the machine. I’m just sayin’.)
Anyway, these pictures show the 4 minutes in which we: 1) placed the pearl tea orders, 2) spotted the UFO catcher machine, 3) dropped several dollar bills into it, 4) got no winnings to show for it, and 5) got the drinks and left.
639 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA