Nancy is fond of saying “You wear your food well.” She’s been saying it since we started dating.
The place to be seen when we were dating was The Alamo aka the ‘Mo. It was American Graffiti-like, only real and small town tacky. Most of us were driving our parent’s cars, but we would pop the hubcaps off the wheels exposing the black painted rims (that was cool then) and cruise the ‘Mo.
On one of our early dates, we actually decided to stop and get root beer floats. It was there I did a classic early date move.
When the floats came (on a tray attached to the window by a car-hop.) She had hers, I had mine. After a couple pulls on the straw, I took the spoon and tried to get a mouthful of ice cream. What I did was prove a physics theory that demonstrated two things:
- a solid will displace a liquid of equal mass
- when a liquid is compressed into a small area, velocity of displacement increases proportionately.
That root beer shot out of the top of the straw by a foot.
Lucky for her, she had not made a move on me yet and was sitting on her side of the car, not right next to me. (I hate consoles for that reason.)
I was so embarrassed I couldn’t look to see if my action caused a similar reaction and root beer shot out her nose.
It wasn’t A & W Root Beer, but where did all the A & W’s go? Every once in a while, we will get a hankerin’ for an A & W in a frosted mug or a A & W Root Beer float.
A & W and Sunkist are introducing a float in a bottle. (edit: Link removed – www.floats.com will not be active until mid-January.)
(Aside: Sunkist float, yuck. Sunkist means orange flavor to me, and that just doesn’t sound good.) (Another aside: the link to floats.com wasn’t working when I posted this.)
The V.P. of Marketing – a breed known for understatement said:
“For years, beverage makers have tried to crack the code and develop an indulgent drink that tastes like a homemade float,” said Andrew Springate, vice president of marketing. “The A&W and Sunkist Floats are indulgent treats like nothing consumers have experienced before; one pour and your taste buds will be amazed – no work, no hassle.”
Of course, we will pay for this convenience. The bottles are 11.5 ounces and will probably sell for about $1.49.
Price does not include dry cleaning.
UPDATE: Because their website doesn’t launch until later this month: