Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Zero is No Hero: A One-Minute Rant

The school where I teach has abolished all sugary drinks, which means I can no longer wash down my mystery meat school lunch surprise with a traditional Coca-Cola on ice. So today I took my chances on a Coca-Cola Zero, and that's exactly what I got. ZERO! I'm baffled by this new product that tastes and looks like a chemical-laden cup of brown Perrier. It's an insult to Asa Griggs Candler, founder of Coca-Cola. You can see it in his eyes that he would have never tolerated such a product, let alone expected anyone to buy something that consists of nothing.
I know this rant has ZERO to do with anything literary, but how can I be literary when I'm left with such a bad taste in my mouth?

1 comment:

  1. Love this. You know I've been slurping down lots of zeroes lately myself. I'm such a sugar junkie that I think my tastebuds needed the respite. Actually, the last few times I have been drinking it I have been wondering what's missing. Yes, it's crummy, brown Perrier. Well done Sherlock! BTW, great pics.
    Silly sidenote Asa's name bear the initials for the American Sommelier Association. I think I might put some wine posts up soon. Can't say when.
    Rock on comrade in pens