Monday, July 16, 2007


There's a refrigerator in the garage to take on what the refrigerator in the house can't hold. In the Land of Milk and Honey, you need two refrigerators. One will not support a life style of gluttony. Oink. Burp.

Our second "reefer" holds mostly soft drinks, beer, fruit and veggies, frozen pasta sauce, bell pepper stuffing and assorted cuts of meat - things we stock up on. If the bomb went off tomorrow we're damn sure to make it through the rest of the month.

Today I went to the second "reefer" and reached for my one a day Coke (only one a day) and found that the wife had bought a 12 pak of Coke Plus. Yuck, I thought - now what have they added to Coke to change it's taste. Why can't we just have plain old Coke. A closer look at the can told me that mine was not any ordinary Coke but one with VITAMINS! and MINERALS!! Wow, a health drink!!

Is America really that addicted to soft drinks that they can't get their daily requirement of vitamins and minerals any other way than in a can of Coke. That speaks volumes about us. Yes, it does appear that we are going to hell in a hand basket.

No longer does the mother in us have to remind our kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. Now all we have to say is, "Darling, drink that can of Coke. It's good for you!"

What will they think of next?

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twilite said...

Hi bob! Indeed coke with vitamins and minerals...what's that? I prefer mine just 'coke'...not diet, vanilla or anything else!

Blessed said...

Well, I think that soon, especially for those diet conscience folk out there, there will be only pills--a pill for breakfast, a pill for lunch and a pill for dinner. All your meat, fruits, veggies, vitamins all in one for each meal and low calorie too.
Can you say yum?
Oh boy! I just can't wait.....not.

Sexy Duet said...

I wonder if this variety will end up on the shelves here Down Under - we dont always get all the varieties that are released in the US. Coke with vitamins and minerals just sounds so...wrong.


Bob said...

Twilight: Plain Coke suits me fine, too.

Blessed: Vitamin supplements kind of do that now - a pill for most everything. Doesn't sound like much of a meal but puts new meaning into the phrase, "Eat and run".

Ms. S.D.: Coke Plus is all about profit margin and maintaining an edge over the competition. It is wrong. Something like a real juice drink with real juice in it with vitamins added would have been more appropriate, don't you think?

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