A New Hampshire man recently lost his life savings on a carnival game in order win an XBox Kinect but left with a giant stuffed Rasta banana. His life savings was a whopping $2,600 or as functional adults would call it, about two months worth of rent money and a full tank of gas.
Henry Gribbohm claims that he was scammed by a game called Tubs of Fun while trying to win an Xbox Kinect which is valued at about $100. Instead of sulking off into the sunset like a normal loser he doubled down to win back the $300 he already spent. Clearly, math isn’t his strong suit.
The amazing thing is how (or why) Gribbohm explained his side of the story to the local news station. I’m guessing he expected the media was going to side with him. He probably should have realized that wasn’t going to be the case when the film crew wanted to get some shots of him walking around town holding a big grinning banana while dressed like a “Jersey Shore” reject. Gribbohm looked less like an innocent 30-year-old father and more like a high school drop out angry about his misspelled tattoo.
“You’re expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time,” Gribbohm told CBS Boston. “It just didn’t turn out that way.”
I suspect a lot of things in life didn’t turned out the way Gribbohm expected.