Vendings machines are proof of the lengths we’ll go through so we can buy things without having to interact with other humans. In this case, if we needed to buy dishes.
This is a thing, indeed. This machine is actually part of a publicity stunt by Corelle dishes, said to be extremely resistant (no porcelain plates are to be found here). This is quite an effective way to make a point: no matter how hard they fall, they’ll be fine. Just you watch, as evidenced by the video below.
Pretty creative, huh? But that’s not the end of it, there are more cool, innovative and creative ads at Dunkin’ Donuts’ Experiments With Subliminal Advertising and 15 Awesome Bathroom Advertisements: The Most Fun You’ve Ever Had In a Restroom.