My Open Letter to Mr. Cola

Dear Mr. Cola,

May I call you Pepsi? Thank you.

My wife is a lifelong Pepsi drinker. Cold or warm. I am a Coke drinker – cold only, preferably with ice too. We didn’t have any Coke at noon, so I grabbed a Pepsi and headed back out the door to run errands.

When I got in the car to come home, only “backwash” was left in the bottle. Since it was my own backwash, I tipped up the bottle and finished it off.

Here in flyover country it’s hot, not as hot today as yesterday, but still hot.  So the Pepsi was warm. I liked it warm.

A colleague of mine just came back from a speaking engagement at the World Tea Expo.  He wrote about jump ideas.

You’d be surprised how many new ideas and methods you can come up with for your own industry when you delve into a completely different worldview.

Now this isn’t a jump idea, it’s not even a stumble idea.  It’s more like a rollover in bed idea.  Who do you suppose came up with the idea of taking a hot drink – tea – and putting ice in it? Sugar even?

So since it was a nice cool 84 degrees when I got home and my wife had a Pepsi open, I conned her out of half a cup and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Warm is good. Hot is very good.

You’re welcome very much.



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My Open Letter to Mr. Cola — 5 Comments

  1. One of my favourite Irish films is ‘Intermission’. One of the main fellas in it robs a supermarket and finds himself with a few crates of YR (brown sauce). Not knowing what to do with them, he starts adding it to everything he eats. His main discovery was that YR sauce in tea is “bleedin’ massive!”, and nobody believes him until they try it. I believe him, but still don’t have the guts to try it. Much like microwaved cola!!

  2. So you missed out on the whole Dr. Pepper thing?

    Q: What is hot Dr Pepper?
    A: Hot Dr Pepper was developed many years ago as a refreshing winter drink. Heat

    Dr Pepper in a saucepan to 180 degrees, place a thin slice of lemon in the bottom of a coffee mug or insulated cup and pour the heated Dr Pepper over the lemon.

  3. We don’t have Dr Pepper in our house, but I’ve never heard of it, I guess it never really caught on.
    It sounds good, I’ll give it a try.
    But think if Pepsi made a deal with Starbucks, then promoted it. Heck Starbucks could do it on their own I suppose.

  4. Frankly, I’m disappointed. You, an avid Coke drinker, crossing the line to drink a demon Pepsi? And WARM? *gag*

    I told my son just last week that I wasn’t sure he could stay in the house if he didn’t stop saying he liked Pepsi. I’m THAT big of a Coke fan.

  5. Well, I’m not a coke addict like SOME people! And that was my lunch, a Pepsi or water.