Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Sad Story

I did something today that I rarely do. I bought a Pepsi while I was at the gas station. I love Pepsi. It's my favorite. But I try to limit my soda intake as much as possible. But today it was so hot outside and a cold, refreshing, fizzy Pepsi sounded so good. So I ran to the cooler, grabbed one (thinking to myself "wow, that's a colorful new logo they've got on the bottles) and checked out at the register.

I drove back to the station and settled in at my desk to work on my story while eating my lunch. About 30 minutes later I realized my Pepsi wasn't with me. Fiddlesticks. I must have left it in the car. So I head back downstairs and out into the heat and retrieve my luscious, thirst-quenching Pepsi. It's warm. Icky.

So I stick my 20 ounces of cola goodness in the fridge for a while. After a bit, I decide to pour it over a cup of ice and go for it. I take a big swig and...gag. This doesn't taste like Pepsi. I look at the bottle. "Oh no!", I literally say out loud. I picked up Pepsi Summer Mix by mistake. The label says "Summer Mix: a mix of tropical fruit flavors."

Um, no. No, thank you. It tastes like Pepsi with hints of cherry bubblegum and a lingering finish of Robitussin minus the alcohol.


Feeling pensive about Pepsi Summer Mix

6 comments:

gL said...

aww... poor Laurie.... you looked so ... sad

Alyssa said...

That really is a sad story.

I sorry. :(

Dana said...

very sadness...

Shanna said...

At least it didn't taste like sh*!. That is what regular Pepsi tastes like.

Diet Coke 4 Eva!

jhaas said...

i am with you on regulating my soda intake! haha, i love that you have it so infrequently that the label could have been new and it didnt throw you! haha
...and nothing sadder than forgetting to enjoy our decadent indulgences....and nothing more upsetting than discovering weve been dooped into purchasing substandard product.

Karla said...

why do they even make that stuff??