Thursday, December 21, 2006
Diet Coke Interventionists.....
Is anyone else getting hassled for the simple pleasure in drinking Diet Coke (or Pepsi or whatever)? You would seriously think that I was snorting cocaine off a ten year old's thigh, the way that people react these days. I KNOW that it has evil carcinogens in it, I KNOW that even the diet stuff will burn the enamel off your teeth, I KNOW that you can clean pennies, toilets etc with the stuff.
But I love it. Always have. Always will.
My love affair with Diet Coke goes way back to college, when I lived in the dorm. Back then I drank regular Coke. The soft drinks were free with our dorm food. So some of my girlfriends and I were going to "teach" ourselves to like Diet Coke instead. We religiously drank glasses and glasses of it with every meal to teach ourselves to like the taste. And we successfully converted.
Later, when I went back to full-time teaching, after having been a stay-at-home mom for 7 years, with 4 children under the age of 11 and one still waking up in the night, it was my early morning wake-up drink. I had a Large Diet Coke on the way to work, another one at lunch, and another on the way home.
Look, at least it kept my eyes open all day.
I have never smoked cigarettes, and although I drank a bit in college, I have never been "hooked" on anything....but I can understand when someone says he need a smoke. When I hit the late afternoon traffic on my way home from a long day at school, I truly NEED a Diet Coke. It has to be the same feeling.
One of my favorite comments from the unfaithful, when seen with something high calorie, like say, a Big Mac and a Diet Coke, is when someone sneers, "Like that Diet Coke is going to help any!" I just smile and politely quote them the "Diet Coke Rule":
" When eating something high in calories, if you drink a Diet Coke (no calories), they cancel each other out."
Really. It’s true.
Ask anyone who drinks Diet Coke.
It's based on complex mathematical formulas and scientific research.
Just ask the guys from Coca-Cola.
THE ONE TRUE diet soft drink is Diet Coke, preferably with crushed ice and/or from Mcdonald’s. I don’t know what they do to their Diet Coke, but a large Diet Coke with ice from Mcdonald’s ALWAYS tastes better than anywhere else, and a fountain Diet Coke ALWAYS tastes better than one from a can. And ALL Diet Coke products in any form are superior to any other diet products.
This is the hierarchy of power in the diet soda world.
Would I lie to you? (grin)
Now, I'm off to get a Large Diet Coke......
Posted by Jodi at 8:48 AM