We often have problems at work funding the replacement of kitchen items. We used to have lots of kettles but as they die they aren't replaced. We have a fridge in the office but this also isn't currently working and a replacement hasn't been ordered yet. Now I'm not complaining, I'm sure money in the University is just as tight as it is in the rest of the economy, I'm just setting the scene.
One Chicago school district was obviously not short of money (or maybe they were but the manager didn't care) as they spent $70,000 on just 30 coffee machines! What is even worse is that five months after they were ordered 22 of the machines were still unopened.
You can read the full story on the website of the Chicago Tribune.