From the submitter:
"When broadcast TV went digital a few years back, I had to get a converter box and a better antenna for the employee break room. I went on Amazon and found a decent, but cheap HDTV antenna. After I received it, I realized I should have noted that it was an outdoor antenna. Outdoor antennas need a post to mount to. I was mumbling to myself about where was I going to find a post and where I could mount it when I remember the ancient, unused gumball machine in the corner not ten feet away…"