Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pet Peeve #1

What is it with fast food? For years, whenever I'd go to a drive-thru and ask for a small Coke ... I would inevitable get a Diet-Coke.

I'd take this as a not-so-subtle statement on my physical fitness ... but nine times out of ten, the person who hands you the drink is neither the person who takes your order nor the person who takes your money.

What drives me up a wall about this is that I would drink nearly anything else. Cherry Coke? Fantastic. Root beer? Cool! Sprite? Amazing! Anything ... but ... Diet ... Coke.

What the fuck? Is this some sort of inside joke at fast food restaurants? Anyone who orders Coke gets a Diet? And then they just laugh like hell?

The worst part of this is that I'm trying to break myself of sweets. So I only have soft drinks on rare occasions ... and when I finally decide to have one as a treat ... and I get a Diet Coke ... it totally ruins my morning!

Yes, I know ... I should learn to taste it before I put my foot on that gas pedal. And someday I will learn ... unfortunately, that day was not today.

I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company

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  1. Do I ever feel your pain! I can't stand anything "diet" when it's related to soft drinks. But, it never fails...I'm the one who ends up with the diet-soda.
    I am beginning to learn to outsmart those fast-food people and their "plan"...I have started tasting my drink right after it's handed to me.
    Have a great day!

  2. College One4:42 PM

    So, when I first read this, I just kinda thought "sucks to be you" cause I had never had this happen to me before (though to be fair, I don't often use the drive thru)


    I went to Mcdonalds today to get some lunch before classes started. So I drove up to the window and asked for a plain double cheeseburger and a small coke. Well you know how they then repeat your order back to you to make sure they got it right? She said "Okay, so a plain double cheeseburger and a small diet coke."

    Wth??? How hard is it to differentiate between the words Small Coke and Small Diet Coke? Even if you have a hard time telling the difference between the words, you should at least be able to tell the difference between 2 words and 3! Luckily, I was able to correct her in time and get my regular coke, but sheesh.

    ~College One