I was feeling rather parched yesterday on my way to work. I stepped into a 7-Eleven in search of something to quench my thirst. I wanted something a little more exciting than bottled water, preferably with caffeine. It was either iced tea or soda, and soda has bubbles, so soda it was. I walked over towards the soda side of the cooler and looked over their incredible selection of pop. There were too many choices and I got overwhelmed and grabbed a Coke. Then I noticed a sign advertising Coke products as 2-for-$2.22 deal. Hmmm. I could buy one twenty ounce bottle for a dollar fifty, or I could buy two for two dollars and twenty-two cents and hypothetically save myself seventy-eight cents if I bought both bottles at the same time. I’d be a fool not to do it. So I did it. I bought one regular Coke and one Cherry Coke because I like to mix things up. Needless to say, my thirst was soon quenched.
But now I had a new problem. I had too much soda and I was going to work. We have a refrigerator in our break room, but some of my coworkers have sticky fingers and I wasn’t going to leave my unopened bottle in there unguarded all day. I chose to leave it in my backpack. Of course I forgot about it until I was on the way home and got thirsty again. I pulled it out of my bag and cracked it open. It was warm. It wasn’t very tasty nor refreshing. It was downright disappointing. Next time I will think twice before I fall for the 2-for-$2.22 deal.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young