By Vamien McKalin | May 01, 2013 01:08 PM EDT
What you're about to read could end up being the funniest thing you have ever come across in all the time you spend scouring the web. Despite how messed up the world is this day and age, who would have expected that people like Henry Gribbohm still exist among us.
Kinect cost $100, and if you're smart, you can get it for less if you sweep the Internet like a mad person. However, someone should have told that to Henry Gribbohm, because he went ahead and gambled away $2,600 all because he wanted to win Kinect for a child, and all he has to show for his effort is a giant stuffed ripe banana with dreadlocks
"You're expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time," said Gribbohm to CBS Boston. "It just didn't turn out that way."
According Gribbohm, he attended a Manchester carnival run by New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows, where he played a game called Tubs. In this game, you have to throw balls constantly in a tub in hopes of winning a prize, the prize Gribbohm was after is that evasive Xbox Kinect. At first he thought it was easy, so he began throwing more balls. However, it turned out his luck took a bad turn and Gribbohm ended up losing $300.
In a situation like this where a normal person would just simply give up and go home feeling overly stupid, Gribbohm instead went home and returned with an extra $2,300 and wasted it all trying to win his money back. Now he's attempting to sue the carnival, claiming the game was rigged to rob players.
Not everything went the wrong way for Gribbohm though. After complaining to someone at the carnival, he was awarded $600 and a stuffed banana, however, the lawsuit is still on.
"For once in my life I happened to become that sucker," said Gribbohm. "It was foolish for putting up my life savings."
Did you catch that part? The $2,600 was his life savings. Yes, this man gambled away his life savings of $2,600 on a product that only cost $100. My hats off to this man.
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