I’d like to buy the world a…Gatorade?

October 17th, 2007 · 207 comments

Keith spotted this note in the employee break room of a clothing store outside of Hartford, Conn.

The kicker? According to the employees, says Keith, “After the note was posted, the guy spitefully mixed the selection buttons up even worse.”

Dear Vending Machine Person.  Please make sure that your are changing the selection tabs when you update the drinks. Gatorade (although delicious) is not Iced Tea, and Fanta is not Iced Tea, neither is Coke. Thanks for your cooperation.

(Altogether now: “that Gatorade is…”)

related: fucking delicious

FILED UNDER: beverages · CAPS LOCK · Coke · Connecticut · Hartford · vending machine drama


207 responses so far ↓

  • #1   TMo

    First!

    Gatorade’s delicious, I don’t know what he’s spazzing about.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 8:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   anglophile bang

    I wonder how many drinks the note writer bought in an effort to find the iced tea? At least three it seems. I’m kind of on the side of the note-writer for once. How hard is it to put the right drinks in the right slots? I know, because I used to fill one. It’s not hard.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:06 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   tweedle

    When vending machine persons go bad..

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:07 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Adam Amato

    mislabeled gatorade is fucking delicious…

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Wade bang

    What kind of vending machine carries coke and fanta?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   bobby

      One that is owned by the coca cola company.

      Jul 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Brian

    this sounds like a fun little game we used to play in college!!

    We would buy 6 or 7 different 40′s and put them in paper bags. We would then throw them in the fridge and what you grab is what you get!!

    Depending on how you looked at it you were either the big winner or the big loser if you got the Steel Reserve.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   the dawd

    This one time when i worked at band camp our boss scattered some beer randomly in the pop machine. We’d be thirsty and put our money in, and wow out comes a nice cold beer. Consuming alcohol at work was grounds for dismissal, and we’d still be thirsty, so in goes another looney and the roulette game repeats. At first we all thought this was some kind of work incentive or perk, but then we found out his brother owned the vending machine. He was making a killing with all the extra purchases.

    go team duped consumer!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:11 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   lola bang

    They should take turns buying iced tea from the store (where it’s 1/10 the price) and put it in a box next to the vending machine. Put a big FREE on the front, then see how well his vending business does! Iced tea anarchy

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Katzndogz bang

    Congratulations vending dude. You got the personal satisfaction of pissing off the note-writer, but you’re going to lose sales because you’ve pissed everyone off.

    Team I’ll Bring My Soda From Home From Now On

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:16 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   heisa

    “dear vending machine person”?

    no wonder they mixed them up worse.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   That little broad

    Dear Brian,

    That sounds like the greatest game I have ever heard of. Is 9:15 in the morning to early to start playing?

    Love,

    Miller High Life in a 40

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   southern girl

    where I work, the Gatorade machine is seperate from the coke, etc. machine because the Gatorade costs a heckuva lot more than a coke does.

    I’d be pissed too if I really wanted a coke and got a gatorade instead. Fanta, not so much.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   RevZeke

    everyone that puts money in canned drink vending machines is a sucker. you’re overpaying for hypersweetened artifically flavored poopiejuice, and you complain when you get the shaft?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Fraulein N bang

    If I wanted iced tea and got a Gatorade (which is NOT fucking delicious or “delicous,” by the way) I would be all kinds of pissed. I would also be lying in wait for that smart-ass vending machine person.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:22 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Wade bang

    #9 Katzndogz – i just read the background and agree. what an idiot. especially since this is obviously an independent vendor (hence the mixed products)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Katzndogz bang

    #13, unless all you ever drink is water straight from the tap, I’m sure you are overpaying for whatever variety of poopiejuice you consume. Hope no one ever screws you over and gives you peejuice instead.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:36 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   caclark4

    #13, the hypersweetened artificially flavored poopiejuice was fucking delicious. Also, who the hell uses the word poopiejuice?

    Team I-work-retail-hell-and-can’t-even-get-the-drink-I-want-on-my-meager-15-minute-break

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:38 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   the sos

    most vending machines have phone numbers on them. how hard is it to just call and make the request?

    team passive aggressive vendor.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   claw71

    Mr. Vending Machine Man, it seems I’ve got the wrong drink

    When I get a bottle of Fanta I have to pour it down the sink.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Scatman Dan

    If I were the note-writer and the vending-machine stockist mixed them up more, I’d repeatedly post “out of order” notes to the machine (with a message for the stockist on the back stating that I’d continue to do this until they started correctly labelling the drinks) until it started behaving as it should. But then, I’m an arse.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   e

    Um, the guys boss that was trying to boobie trap the employees by offering beer in the vending machine is horrible! I can’t believe that!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Mishee bang

    I agree with Gatorade is in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS fucking delicious!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   mere bang

    i’m with #8 (lola)(la la la la lola): buy the tea (or whatever flavor poopiejuice, or peepeejuice) and have it next to the vending machine.

    so, one time, i actually wrote a note to the vending machine itself asking for my snack back (it had taken my money and did not give me my snack.. of probably some stale chips..it’s been awhile). the vending machine guy was so amused he gave me my money AND the snack.
    yeah, i know, that was a fun story.

    but what would jesus do? he’d probably have wine in the vending machine. and terry would be his vending machine repairman.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Mermaid bang

    Maybe… The Heisa Monster is switching the labels on the vending machine??

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   bintgoddess

    Our Dear Vending Machine Person once put some non-caffeinated lemon-lime-type pop (Sierra Mist?) in the Mountain Dew slot. I was pretty much useless the rest of the day.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:33 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   todd

    i’m fairly sure that the very few free moments i get during the day to grab something to drink would be completely RUINED by bullshit like this.

    team bang on the machine

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   WanderingPenguin bang

    1) Gatorade blows chunks.
    2) Why has band camp become a recurring theme?
    3) Isn’t everything called “Coke” in some parts of the USA? What’s the problem, then? ;)
    4) My favourite suggestion so far is the “Out Of Order” sign on the vending machine until the guy stops being such a dick.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:40 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Dan Weber

    What the hell, Vending Machine Person?

    This is the perfect time and place to leave a note.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   turrboenvy

    Gatorade is nothing but tarted-up salt-water.

    Team Out-Of-Order FTW!

    [insert addional one liners here]

    #25, Some people think Sierra Mist and Mountain Dew are similar/related. I am flabberghasted by such suggestions.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Team Cassandra bang

    Team Poopiejuice!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    Gatorade gets a “C”.
    Steel Reserve scares the hell outta me.
    There is only ONE Coke!
    My kingdom for an Arizona Sweet Tea!!!!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Canthz_B bang

    #27 Welcome to band camp!
    They had to come somewhere when they grew up, I suppose band camp breeds PANofiles! :-)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   jb

    Gatorade is owned by Pepsi soooo…what’s it doing in a Coke machine in the first place??? sneaky Pepsi vending machine guys.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   rusrhi bang

    I think the note was perfectly acceptable.

    The vending machine guy did that at my work once and I got a Iced Tea instead of a Mr. Pibb. I was devastated!

    Later that day I saw someone used a post it to correctly label it until he fixed it.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   shelly

    In connecticut coke is Coca Cola. In the south Coke is everything carbonated. It’s beautiful.

    Team make your own iced tea. Vending machine are expensive!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Mishee bang

    #31 CB – I totally agree about the Arizona Sweet Tea, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere since I moved back to CA. Makes me want to go to WA and buy some to bring home! :)

    “This one time, at band camp…” (Ironically my name is Michelle… “Say my name, bitch!”)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Canthz_B bang

    What the Hell is a Mr. Pibb?! LOL

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   shelly

    On second thought…. Wait for vending machine guy to come back. Knock him out. Steal his keys. Get all the free iced tea you want.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Canthz_B bang

    Sorry, but the name tickles me for some reason.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Canthz_B bang

    Next time vending machine guy shows up….put boogers on his windshield!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   rusrhi bang

    Mr Pibb is Cokes version of Dr Pepper Wow where are you from? I’m glad I dont live there.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Ginevra

      She could be from any part of the civilised world where both Coca-cola and Pepsi products are available, and not the godforsaken Dr. Pepper-less hell that is Georgia?

      Dec 10, 2007 at 12:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   shelly

    Apparently someone’s real name was ‘Mr. Pibb’, because it’s called ‘Pibb Extra’ now.

    There’s got to be a Dr. Pepper…

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Saporro

    Team Band Camp

    Team PA Vending Machine Guy – filling that machine is probably one of the highlights of his day “hmmm, they got used to the tea in the gatorade slot, I wonder what i can put in the coke slot this time – O’doul’s?”

    and also Team Bring Your Own Drink – because 1> the machine is expensive and 2> The only 2 things i drink are beer and water, so they wouldnt make any money on me with all the poopiejuice they got in there

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   rusrhi bang

    Thats right! I forgot its call Pibb Extra now. It will always be Mr Pibb to me! I prefer DP but most places that have coke dont have DP. And the vending machines at my work have DP but they are the 16 oz bottles instead of 20. And thats a rip off!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   morpho aurora bang

    #27 WP – :) lol, yes lots of southerners say Coke for any sort of soft drink.

    i would have been pissed at the vending machine guy if i wanted tea and got gatorade. Then again, having seen the guys who fill vending machines where i work, i’ve started bringing drinks from home. the note was appropriate, the vending machine guy is an ass.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Canthz_B bang

    #41…I’m In the good old USA and Mr. Pib is not in our region…nor woild that name sell well.
    I’m glad you’re not here too!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Canthz_B bang

    *would*

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Mishee

    altogether now…i am fat from cokes!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Mishee

    altogether now…gatorade is just high fructose corn syrup and water…but i’m still fat!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Canthz_B bang

    That powder got you fat Mishee?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Wade bang

    right before gatorade went on the market, my grandmother (who lived in Gainesville, FL) got a hold of some different flavor samples they were test marketing and sent them to us.

    You haven’t lived unless you have tasted cola-flavored gatorade. “Delicous” it was not, lol.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Canthz_B bang

    First I heard of Gatorade my big brother was on a football team…he said it tasted like spit. LOL

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Mishee bang

    What powder do you speak of CB?

    As for Fake Mishee… keep trying… maybe one day you will be as entertaining as the Fake Mishees of Old.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Canthz_B bang

    I see, no punctuation…fake Mishee’s the coke-head!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   mitsuneko bang

    This does piss me off!! I’ve gone to a vending machine at my old workplace to buy APPLE JUICE, and out comes a can of COKE!! Needless to say, I ws really pissed that the juice button caused Coke to be dispensed! I hate pop!!!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Mitsu bang

    this is the PA stuff that I like! (P.S. Mitsuneko is me, it just posted under my username, not my nickname)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Jen

    My doctor is named Dr Pepper – ironically, she told me to get off of caffeine.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Juliet

    That fake Mishee is totally sad. Why not just have your own persona like the rest of us? Please go away now, fake Mishee, or better yet, just post under your own name.

    I’d be pissed if all the tabs were mixed up in a vending machine. There are some things that I refuse to drink. One way you could get revenge is to pour the unwanted-but-purchased-nonetheless beverage down the coin slot. Not fun for Mr. or Ms. Vending Machine later! Keep the tabs mixed? I can keep pouring gatorade down the coin slolt.

    It’s pretty clear which team I’m on.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 12:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #58.1   Donna Martin Graduates!

      Don’t you people get it?!

      You want Mishee to post, but a FAKE Mishee pops out!

      Aug 31, 2008 at 8:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #59   Wade bang

    oooh, Juliet. Now that’s passive-aggressive, lol.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Canthz_B bang

    Juliet I agree, come here, say what you want, make friends or enemies or both, but have the dignity to be yourself!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Mishee bang

    Wow, I almost feel like you guys are sticking up for me! But that would be wrong, right CB? I guess it’s just my inflated sense of self, since, I quote:

    “Actually, the world revolves around Mishee.
    Actually, the sun rises because of Mishee.
    Actually, at the ripe old age of 28 Mishee has shaped the internet. (I really did do this though!)
    Actually, Mishee makes me want to lose my lunch!
    Actually.”

    LOL! :D

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Canthz_B bang

    Don’t get it twisted Baby Girl! :-)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   lola bang

    Jen, that is funny, except that Dr. Pepper is caffeine free :)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Katzndogz bang

    Only if you get Caffeine-free Dr. Pepper.

    I like Pepper and Pibb and Arizona iced tea and will even tolerate Lipton iced tea. Gatorade and Nestea taste like crap.

    I like both Coke and Diet Coke, but I have had the misfortune several times of pushing the Diet Coke button and getting regular Coke. When I’m in the mood for Diet, it is a serious letdown not to get it.

    PS – I drink Diet Coke for the taste, not because I am on a diet. Diet colas aren’t really an improvement on regular colas when you’re trying to lose weight anway.

    PPS – I’m the one that’s fat, not Mishee.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Mishee bang

    Well Mishee sure as hell ain’t slim, but I don’t consider myself fat… actually

    But to quote “Friday After Next” – Fat bitches need love too!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Jaquelyn bang

    Since when is Dr. Pepper caffeine free?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Canthz_B bang

    Found Mr. Pibb in a google search…apparently sold between the coasts. The name still tickles me…but would not market well in the Northeast.

    Team Springer guests

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Wade bang

    On the bright side, at least he didn’t stock the machine with Shasta.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Canthz_B bang

    Or Fresca! :-)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Nic

    Canned Iced Tea…is NOT iced tea.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   Saporro

    I too remember in the 3rd grade the people from gatorade coming to our school. They let us try out all the new flavors (my fav was the light purple one they have). Some were way nasty. I guess they had the right idea to get em young.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 1:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Katzndogz bang

    Canthz, is Pibb a euphamism for something?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Furu

    True, everything brown and carbonated is ‘coke’ in the south, but I think everyone forgets that we’re still polite enough to specify when we’re actually getting the drinks. It’s like ‘coffee’, you ask, ‘do you want to get coffee?’ but then you specify later if the invitation is accepted.

    Just to clear up any misconception that we’re all a bunch of hicks who don’t care what we’re drinking down here. (And I must add ‘pop’ and ‘soda’ sound soooo 1950s to me.)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow, rusrhi. You only drink vending machine pop in bottles of 20 oz or more? You must be the size of a Buick, then.

    I’m glad you don’t live near me, either. Guess we both win!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   WanderingPenguin bang

    Furu, from what I’ve been told it doesn’t have to be “brown”, just carbonated. I swear I’ve heard someone say they were going to go get an “orange coke”.

    If you don’t say “coke” or “soda” or “pop”, what do you say? “Soft drink”?

    Hmm….deja vu all over again….

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Idman

    Did we ever get a clarification on people getting laid at band camp and how often that was happening? I thought band nerds never got laid. Guess I went to the wrong school.

    Idman, off to drink some delicious poopiejuice

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Mishee

    ok then…team fake Mishee not fat Mishee!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Mishee bang

    It just goes to show how awesome I am that people are forever trying to be like me!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   WanderingPenguin bang

    Does anyone else think it really odd that the “2 ‘Mishees’ ” post so close together? Just askin’…

    Oct 17, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   Mishee bang

    That’s just cause I am bored right now so I have been refreshing my page pretty often… when I see something pop up I just feel compelled to respond! :D

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Canthz_B bang

    Katz–I have no clue what Pibb is, it is not marketed where I live. Appears to be a Dr. Pepper knock-off.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Katzndogz bang

    Oh Mishee, you’re so fine!
    You’re so fine, you blow my mind!
    Hey Mishee!
    *clap clap*
    Hey Mishee!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   Canthz_B bang

    Furu says “poopiewater”! LMAO

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Canthz_B bang

    #78 Fake or fat?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   Katzndogz bang

    Canthz – I meant that you didn’t think it would sell well in your neck of the woods, so I wondered if there were negative connotations with the word Pibb.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Canthz_B bang

    Just sounds a bit wimpy Katz.
    The NY Metro area is filled with lots of real GO, GO mentalities.
    I just don’t see Mr. Pibb selling.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   Canthz_B bang

    Mr. Pibb sounds like an effete Brit with Bowler and ‘brella.
    Not really the image of a Manhattan mover and shaker I’m afraid.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   rusrhi bang

    WanderingPenguin

    What I meant was a normal 20 oz bottle is what you get in the vending machines at work for $1. The guy who refills ours buys the 6-pack DP bottles from the grocery store to put in our machines. The bottles you get at grocery stores are 16 oz. So you get more for your money if you dont get a DP.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Canthz_B bang

    Rusrhi, I think WP meant that normal people do not drink 20 ounces.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   Wade bang

    Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals crazy delicious!! :D

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Canthz_B bang

    Is that vino Wade?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   crystal

    What kind of jerk doesn’t fix the labels when he’s re-stocking the vending machine?
    I second the idea of giving away free Iced tea’s by the machine.
    Go team Soda rebellion!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   Katzndogz bang

    I’d never heard of Red Vines, but I found Wade’s reference:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtWMtz43YhY

    about 1 minute 20 into it.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Wade bang

    Lazy Sunday is one of my all time favorite SNL sketches. You beat me to the youtubes KnD! :D

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   Mishee bang

    Red Vines are addicting, great to use as a straw with your COKE (as in COCA COLA) and then eat it when it’s all cold and soaked in the coke… Yum yum yum….

    Oct 17, 2007 at 3:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   Cimmy

    Um…since when is Dr. Pepper caffeine-free? Doesn’t it have more caffeine than Mt. Dew?

    Oct 17, 2007 at 4:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   Mishee bang

    NOTHING has more caffeine that Mt. Dew (no sodas at least.. those “Meth Drinks” like Red Bull don’t count)

    Oct 17, 2007 at 4:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   Mishee bang

    http://wilstar.com/caffeine.htm

    For everyone’s reference

    Oct 17, 2007 at 4:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Wade bang

    Mt. Dew, bah!

    If you want caffeinated, slug down a Jolt Cola, baby! You’ll be awake for a week, lol

    Oct 17, 2007 at 4:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   Wade bang

    btw – fanta was developed during WWII by German Coca-Cola bottlers when they could no longer import syrup from the U.S.

    thank you, wikipedia lol

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  • #101   claw71

    Actually the way to get even with vending machine man is to hire another vending supplier. They’re a dime a dozen. But before I do anything like that I’d find out who the current jerk is working for. You might get a free pizza party out of the current supplier if the guy mixing up your selections is just an asshole with too much time on his hands.

    Normally I don’t mess with vending machines but my office has a machine that provides 24 ounce bottles of Diet Mountain Dew for a buck. That’s a pretty good deal.

    And the caffine in Mountain Dew isn’t significant, folks. It might seem like a lot more than other pop products but a few milligrams isn’t going to keep you up at night.

    If you want caffine, two words: French press.

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  • #102   Sparkling Cipher

    Our Vending Machine Guy once put the wrong label next to a couple items so that when I punched in A4 for pretzels, I actually got what was in slot A5. It turned out to be chocolate chip cookies, so I wasn’t too pissed. But Gatorade? Ugh.

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  • #103   Zsa

    The ONE time our Vending Machine Person Substitute (normal gal on vacation) put things in the wrong spots
    - rather randomly I might add, I think our lunch crowd scared bejezuz out of her. They are ROWDY-
    it resulted in so many “company- all” emails that the owner of said vending machine comany was called and then, when he didnt come within about 3 hours, copied on all the emails.

    Those 2 days sucked so bad. How would you like to get about 100 emails of “I got a coke and wanted sprite- anyone want to trade?” on top of the normal crap? I so would have liked to get a random beer that day. And I wouldnt have traded with nobody.

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  • #104   Canthz_B bang

    Thankz KnD and Mishee…for making me a year older! LMBO :-P

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  • #105   Canthz_B bang

    http://www.redvines.com/

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  • #106   Zsa

    Wade- I havent had Jolt since high school- this one time, at band camp, I drank so many I threw up-
    do they really still make it? You could feel it eating away your teeth, it had so much sugar in it.

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  • #107   Canthz_B bang

    Jolt + No-Doze = Nirvana

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  • #108   Wade bang

    Zsa – I had a friend that used to go through a case a week – don’t think he ever slept.

    I drank a third of a can once, and was awake 48 hours. ugh.

    What is it about band camp, lol.

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  • #109   Canthz_B bang

    No wonder they goose-stepped.

    Must have been mucho caffine.

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  • #110   Wade bang

    I’ve been looking at the note again ;) and thinking about anglophile’s observation #2

    gatorade is not iced tea
    fanta is not iced tea
    coke is not iced tea

    so, does this vending machine have 3 iced tea buttons that were all mis-filled?

    or, is there one button for iced tea, and the vending machine person just filled it with random drinks?

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  • #111   Canthz_B bang

    Worse, did our A-R writer try Gatorade, Fanta and Coke searching for an iced-tea?
    There goes the laundry change.

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  • #112   Wade bang

    C-B godwin’s law strikes again, lol

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_Law

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  • #113   Juliet

    Fanta was developed by Germans? Makes sense as ‘fanta’ is used by Germans as a shortened form of ‘fantastichen’ which means in English ‘fantastic’.

    Kind of like those who shorten ‘fabulous’ to ‘fab’.

    Nazi cola hey? Damn and I love their red cream soda. I found out I could buy it here in BC last week, and had it for the first time in 25 years. Sooo yummy!

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  • #114   Zsa

    Wade, you do all sorts of stupid things “at band camp”. It’s kinda like the Haight of high school– anything goes!

    And actually, I never went to band camp but I do love the ability to quote from American Pie at least once a day.

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  • #115   lola bang

    To all: I meant that it comes caffeine free, so there’s no need to miss out on the glory of the Dr.

    That’s what happens when you post on the fly ;)

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  • #116   Jen

    Thanks lola – now I see absolutely no need to drink the gatorade in the vending machine : )

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  • #117   Canthz_B bang

    Wade….WOW Playa…you never stop amazing me!

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  • #118   Andy bang

    I have to say that Vending Machine Guy is my hero. Messing up the selections even worse is many times more P/A than leaving a note.

    He probably licked all of the cans, too. Let’s grab a Gatorcokefanta!

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  • #119   Canthz_B bang

    Lola, ur fly was open! LOL

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  • #120   Mishee bang

    I’m just sitting here wondering how I am somehow responsible for aging you a year CB… and while on the subject, at your age, what’s a year here and there? :D lol

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  • #121   WanderingPenguin bang

    Yup. I did indeed mean it’s a bit OTT to grab a 20-oz sodee-poppy-cokeish product from a vending machine and drink it all in one go, regularly. But then I saw a reprehensible ad for Pepsi a while back where they handed out some useless factoid about their products and then said, “that’s information you can actually use three or four times a day!” I was absolutely appalled that anyone thinks it’s ok to drink pop 3-4 times a day.

    Now beer, OTOH….. :)

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  • #122   Wade bang

    I used to work at a summer camp, and one of my jobs was stocking the coke machines. I have seen what those cans look like when they come off the pallet… and there was no way in hell I was putting my tongue on them, Andy, lol

    Team Always Rinse Off the Can…Always

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  • #123   rusrhi bang

    Canthz_B
    Thats all they sell. No cans just bottles. Thats the norm around here and has been since I was in HS. The vending machines there only sold bottles as well. Bottles are better in my opinion b/c I can but one and it last all day. Just make sure the tops on tight and stick in the freezer when it gets warm.

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  • #124   Wade bang

    just be sure you don’t leave it by the hot pockets, rusrhi. :D

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  • #125   WanderingPenguin bang

    That’s all well and good, Wade, but was it a Band Camp? ‘Cause, ya know, if it wasn’t then it just doesn’t cut it ’round these here parts…

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #126   rusrhi bang

    Wade
    Yes I have been lurking here long enough to know that much!

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  • #127   Canthz_B bang

    I have ingested many of the products on the list Mishee
    It really is not that important…get ahold of your ego for a bit.

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  • #128   Andy bang

    Just so you know, Mr. Pibb has been around for a looong time. Yes, it’s Dr. Pepper’s creepy uncle, but he’s a good guy. Trust us.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #129   rusrhi bang

    Yeah that should say BUY not BUT. Well….

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  • #130   Jen

    Vending Maching Haiku

    I want my iced tea
    But this is Gatorade – damn!
    You will rue this day

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #131   Wade bang

    ROFL, rusrhi!!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #132   Jen

    Machine

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  • #133   rusrhi bang

    I think I just made an really big BUT of myself the first day here. Damn… I promise I dont BUT my 20 oz!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #134   Canthz_B bang

    Mind your wants because someone wants your mind Rusrhi.
    Just because they sell it does not mean you must have it.

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  • #135   SoJewtastic bang

    We drink TEA!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2l1F6BmKbO0

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #136   Canthz_B bang

    Team Gangsta Brit Tea Rappers

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  • #137   lou zurr

    fix that penis-headed vending guy with some super glue down the coin slot. plus, remember that he is a vending guy, he hasn’t made all the right decisions in life.
    just sayin’.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #138   Jay

    You would think that making sure the sodas are placed in the correct slots would be the most important part of restocking the machine. Go figure. .

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #139   Canthz_B bang

    Pish, tush and twaddle…the most important thing is to have your name on your jacket in that Coca-Cala font.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #140   Canthz_B bang

    er…Coca-Cola

    Oct 17, 2007 at 5:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #141   anglophile bang

    Juliet: I, too, love the Red Cream. Used to get it from my sister in Ohio, but she moved back home to Wisconsin and my supply line dried up. Gotta figure out where I can get more.

    Wade: I am so touched you have been pondering my words. I’m verklempt. Isn’t that what PAN is all about, really–to make us think? ;)

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  • #142   Olivia

    Definitely not cool when you want some caffeine and you get a damn Diet/iced tea/gatorade. I desperately needed a Mt Dew when I worked at a daycare center (I do not like Mt Dew but it was that or Coke for caffeine) and I got a Diet Coke. Tried for a Cherry Coke and also got a Diet Coke. I started bringing my own energy drinks after that. Lame.

    Team Fill Out the Envelopes For Your Money Back

    Oct 17, 2007 at 6:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #143   TAJ

    I *heart* lemon Fanta, but cannot find it anywhere in the US!

    I make any friend of mine who goes to Europe bring me back a bottle. Screw souvenirs, I want lemon Fanta!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 7:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #144   GVI bang

    EWWW that Fanta is not, and i repeat not, fucking delicious.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 7:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #145   Troy McClure bang

    #19: Awesome! What’s that, iambic octameter?
    #20: Not an arse. This is “cruel to be kind” territory.
    #39: Yeah “Mr Pibb” isn’t an obvious naming choice to me. I’d like to know what other brands were dreamt up by the same marketing visionary. There’s quite a nice drink called “L&P” with the slogan “World famous in New Zealand”. How I miss that crazy country….
    #58 & 60: Honestly all fake Mishee is accomplishing is lending real Mishee a certain mystique, a certain, as the French would say, “I don’t know what”, as we wonder what secret past victories have left a trail of bitter enemies in her wake.
    #69: Eww, Fresca … it hurts to recall it. What the hell did they used to put in that? Is it still selling?
    #93: “Chronic-what-cles”…oh deary me…
    #100: Does that mean you’re supporting the Nazis if you drink Fanta?
    #123: Wasn’t summer camp banned?
    #130: Sensei!

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  • #146   God

    Ok, what the hell?!?!?

    Steel Reserve is fucking delicious! What’s wrong with you. Yes, I love Mickeys, St Ives and Colt 45 as well. Especially in gigantic glass 40s.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #147   Wade bang

    I also appreciate the relentlessly cheerful and polite tone of the note. Sarcasm works best when it drips with honey, lol.

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  • #148   GVI bang

    No one said Steel Reserve wasn’t delicious, (which it is) it is not a beer that you drink, if you have plans on being awake, when you are finished with it.

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  • #149   bella

    RE: #75 (Wandering Penguin)

    …in certain parts of New England (northern MA and southern NH in particular) we say “tonic” – as in, “Would you like a tonic? We have Coke, Sprite, root beer…”

    That’s one that messes everyone up.

    And I’m with Team When Writing Passive-Aggressive Notes, Use the Spell-Check Function. (I think I’d have been tempted to put a Post-It on the note, but I’m just snarky like that. ;) )

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  • #150   Canthz_B bang

    Bless you God, but
    but Steel Reserve is for retards in training.

    Good luck with that, buy a helmet.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #151   Canthz_B bang

    See the double “but”? I drank some of that crap once.

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  • #152   raiseyourglass

    Hey screwing with my morning caffene jolt is grounds for unpluging the damn thing and putting a sign that says
    “sorry machine is out of order because the funnyguy who stocks this machine is a freaking morron…. everyone just drink the free coffee instead- btw funnyguy you owe me $10 bucks asshole”

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #153   Team Cassandra bang

    i will not drink it in the hall
    i will not drink it by the wall
    i will not drink it here or there
    i will not drink it anywhere

    i do so hate that gatorade
    i hate it, vending machine guy.

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #154   southern girl

    Dear Shelly #35,

    Being from the heart of the South, thereby able to correct you, Coke is also Coca-Cola here, and anything else is whatever it is, I.E. Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, etc. Unless you are some redneck dumbass, who would call all carbonated drinks Coke??? I have never heard anyone do that here. Believe it or not, us Southerners have the sense to know the names of drinks.

    Coca Cola was started in Atlanta, you think we would dare call anything else our beloved Coke?

    Team-Coke-comes-in-a-red-can.

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  • #155   Andy bang

    Team Cassandra: Thanks so much for doing Dr. Seuss so much better than I tried before aborting the post. Yay! :D

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  • #156   lola bang

    my dad used to travel to the south (about a decade ago) and every restaurant he went to, he would order a “Coke.” The waitress usually asked “What kind of coke?” To which my father would confusedly reply, “The regular kind.”

    Maybe there are more redneck dumbasses in the south than we thought :) Although, I’m from the northern mid-west, and we called everything “pop,” and water fountains were “bubblers,” and the roads were paved in gold…

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #157   Duh

    I would leave this note:

    Dear Mr. Coke Man,
    I know that other people don’t appreciate the randomness of pushing the ice tea button and getting a Coke, Gatorade, etc. Personally I enjoy a little surprise. Could you please label one of the buttons “Random” for the folks here that aren’t completely anal about their beverage choices?

    Sincerely,
    Gatorade Lover

    Reverse psychology gets ‘em every time!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 10:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #158   sunlotus

    Wait, Gatorade is not iced tea, Fanta is not iced tea, but is a Vending Machine Person a machine or a person…and if Soylent Green is people, then maybe…OMG!…GATORADE IS VENDING MACHINE PEOPLE!!

    Oct 17, 2007 at 11:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #159   WanderingPenguin bang

    re #155:

    Know what else used to “come in a Red can”?

    The Lone Ranger! Get it? The Lone Ranger! Is this thing on?

    Thank you, folks! I’ll be here all week! Try the fish! Don’t forget to tip your waitress!

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  • #160   Coke-aholic

    I drink Coke, only Coke not diet or something, and lots of hot tea. I drink Coke in huge amounts (44 ounces at least), and I AM NOT FAT. I also have nice, healthy teeth, with no fillings. I am not on a sugar high. I think all those people blaming coke, pop, soda, whatever you call it, for their weight problems should take a closer look at that big bag of greasy cheeseburgers and fries on their desks.

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  • #161   sunlotus

    Why all the open hostility, people? It’s PASSIVE – agressive, not AGRESSIVE-AGRESSIVE.

    Sheesh.

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  • #162   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think Coke-aholic is living in a dream world…or perhaps has the world’s highest metabolism. Or maybe he/she is “NOT FAT” only in comparison to other family members. There are many things contributing to obesity, but if you think soft drinks are not at the top of the list, well… think again.

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/08/obesity_soft_drinks.html

    And poor sunlotus: if you think there’s “open hostility” in the comments on this note you had better not read any previous pages. ;)

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  • #163   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think Coke-aholic is living in a dream world…or perhaps has the world’s highest metabolism. Or maybe he/she is “NOT FAT” only in comparison to other family members. There are many things contributing to obesity, but if you think soft drinks are not at the top of the list, well… think again.

    Here’s just one of myriad links on the subject:
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/08/obesity_soft_drinks.html

    And poor sunlotus: if you think there’s “open hostility” in the comments on this note you had better not read any previous pages. ;)

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  • #164   WanderingPenguin bang

    Holy hungry chat box, Batman. It’s eaten three of my comments today already. :|

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  • #165   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think Coke-aholic is living in a dream world…or perhaps has the world’s highest metabolism. Or maybe he/she is “NOT FAT” only in comparison to other family members. There are many things contributing to obesity, but if you think soft drinks are not at the top of the list, well… think again.

    Here’s just one of myriad links on the subject:
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/08/obesity_soft_drinks.html

    And poor sunlotus: if you think there’s “open hostility” in the comments on this note you had better not read any previous pages. ;)

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  • #166   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think Coke-aholic is living in a dream world…or perhaps has the world’s highest metabolism. Or maybe he/she is “NOT FAT” only in comparison to other family members. There are many things contributing to obesity, but if you think soft drinks are not at the top of the list, well… think again.

    (trying to post a link here but it won’t let me for some reason)

    And poor sunlotus: if you think there’s “open hostility” in the comments on this note you had better not read any previous pages. ;)

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  • #167   WanderingPenguin bang

    Let’s see if I can post the link on its own:

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/08/obesity_soft_drinks.html

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  • #168   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well…the link simply won’t post here for whatever reason. Or maybe it’s in limbo and will show up four times in a little while. If so, I apologize in advance. If not, just google “soft drinks obesity” and look at the Consumer Affairs link. :P

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  • #169   Team Cassandra bang

    y thank u, Andy:) I was inspired by the awesome haiku at #131!

    This note raised a LOT of good points about geography and pop (or soda or coke or tonic or whatever), mostly notably, through the rather long Mr. Pibb discussion at: #34#37#41 #42#44#46#64#67#72#81#85#86#90and#129
    and the say-”Coke”-for-everything discussion at
    #27#31#73#150#155and#157.

    Neither Jesus nor the Heisa Monster is very interested in vending machine drama: they showed only briefly at #23 and #24, respectively.

    The real Dr. Pepper joined inat #57.

    I’d like to say its good advice but I’m not sure it would be good advice to say so at:
    #6#7(more like fun games, really)#8#20#38#58#101#103#138and#158.

    Band Camp? I’m so out of the loop. Catch up at #7#27#32#43#76#123and#126.

    Team BYOB forms at #9#13#23#35#43#17#92and#143.

    And I joined Team Poopiejuice with others at #13#16#17#23#30and#76…and I added these guys to the Team:#27#31#29#64#71and#102 cuz its my list:)

    #25#26#34#36#58#45#92#102#139and#143 are really feeling the notewriter.

    Gatorade can’t really be that delicious because the “fucking delicious” phenomenon is burning out, appearing only at ##1#4#17and#22 even being passed over for CRAZY delicious at #90. I find it amusing that this should happen over something we’re actually *supposed* to put in our mouths.

    Where DID fake Mishee come from? Ponder at #48#49#53 and see at hater at #58.

    #88 You have no idea how fascinating I find it that you only have to pay one dollar for pop at a vending machine.

    and just for fun:

    Lazy Sunday at #93!

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  • #170   Kata

    #144 – We don’t only have Fanta Lemon. Now we have Fanta Watermelon, Fanta Mango, Fanta Grapes. And we call the original one Fanta Orange.

    Not that I drink any of them. But we have them in our vending machines. That only have bottled drinks, not cans.

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  • #171   Sophie

    I hate it when I ask for Fanta and they give me Orangina instead.

    That stuff tastes like crap to me!

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  • #172   Coke-aholic

    I don’t know whether or not I have a high metabolism. I am 5’3″ though and weigh 126 pounds. I am 32. And I am female. You can decide if I am fat or not, I don’t care. Oh, and I have had three kids, which is why I need large amounts of caffeine.

    I still think people blame pop for obesity when bad diets and lack of exercise seem to be more to blame. After all, here we are sitting around typing sitting on our asses.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 10:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #173   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, I’m certainly not going to argue that bad diets and lack of exercise have nothing to do with what shape people are in. I’m just saying that there are many medical people that insist that pop is a huge contributor to the obesity of our nations.

    And nobody “needs” large amounts of caffeine. I have three kids myself and I was a stay-at-home dad for their formative years without any appreciative increase in caffeine intake. But if you decide you want a caffeine-rich “diet”, there are plenty of other ways to get it without adding copious amounts of corn syrup to your system.

    I love pop. I would drink a couple of litres (Canadian spelling, so don’t bother correcting it :) ) of root beer in a day if it wasn’t bad for me. But it is, so I don’t. You seem to be very lucky.

    And I’m actually typing this on a treadmill.

    Ok, no I’m not, but I could be, couldn’t I?

    Yeah, you’re right….even I don’t buy that. :)

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  • #174   Mishee bang

    I was mentioned in Team Cassandra’s post… I am even more awesome than I was before that!! :)

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  • #175   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wait, you have three kids and you think 44 ounces of pop at a time is ok?

    I find that pretty scary. Yikes. Do you smoke around them, too, to keep the weight off? :|

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  • #176   Juliet bang

    #169 – Two words – High Metabolism. I used to have it when I was 32. Now a few years older it has slowed a bit. And I don’t eat burgers and fries all that often. I’m not fat by any stretch but I’ve gained a bit of weight. I don’t know if you meant this but you came across as a bit righteous. Everyone is different – some people look at Coke and get fat and others like you can drink tons of it with no effect. I used to drink a lot of coke which gave me a ton of cavities. We’re all different. And for some it is a bit more than getting more exercise.

    Lemon Fanta sounds so wonderful. Fanta products recently reappeared on the shelves of my local supermarket. There is the Red Cream Soda of course, a blackberry and a tangerine/? blend (cant quite remember) but I’ll have to try them.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 11:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #177   Coke-aholic

    I always wondered if those medical studies took out the extra variables such as people pigging out on glazed doughnuts, super sized fries, and people who eat half a pizza with tons of pork sausage and extra cheese in one sitting. I don’t smoke, don’t drink, and don’t eat meat. I do eat a really healthy diet, except for the Coke. You are right, having three kids does not give me free license to drink huge amounts of caffeine. Being a single mom, who works from home AND homeschools them does. I don’t get much sleep.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #178   Coke-aholic

    Nope, not trying to be holier than thou. When I was pregnant I was HUGE! Scary huge. Unhealthy huge, due to being on doctor ordered bedrest. Took a lot of work to lose that weight. And no, I do not allow my kids to drink pop at all, nor do they drink juice. It is milk and water for them.

    It takes me all day to drink that 44 oz. Coke by the way.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #179   WanderingPenguin bang

    Actually, coke-aholic and Juliet, if it means anything to you- it’s me who came off as “righteous” there IMO. I just get frustrated when people seem to ignore such well-founded medical information as the whole pop/obesity situation.

    I applaud you for keeping the pop out of the formative hands and I wonder how you are able to reconcile that with them?

    Also, caffeine in huge quantities isn’t any better for you, but at least I don’t believe it contributes to obesity per se. I do urge you to cut it back, though, or those kids will be raising themselves down the road – once you have your stroke.

    I really do sympathize with your situation (at least I had a partner in the evenings) but you should think very strongly about weaning yourself off both Coke and caffeine in general a.s.a.p – ESPECIALLY because you are a single mom. Have a chat with your doctor about some alternatives to the sleep-deprivation remedies.

    This concludes our PSA for this morning. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled PA notes. ;)

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  • #180   WanderingPenguin bang

    I meant “their” formative hands.

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  • #181   Coke-aholic

    If it makes you feel better WP I hate coffee!

    Also, how do I reconcile the fact that I drink Coke but I won’t let the kids? I tell them tough, I am the mom and what I say goes. They don’t have to like it, and since they are little they can’t get in the car and get some for themselves. My ex mother in law gave them a diet Pepsi once when babysitting and they were basket cases.

    FWIW I was caffeine free for 6 years while I was pregnant and nursing. And my doctor knows about my Coke drinking and only says this: Drink it with a meal, so it doesn’t damage your stomach. He said nothing about the caffeine.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 11:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #182   WanderingPenguin bang

    Well, if it’s the only caffeine you are ingesting then that likely makes all the difference – I think 44 oz of Coke still contains less caffeine than a cup of coffee. Good for you for staying on top of it, though, and especially for not having any while you were pregnant. Hopefully as they age you will get enough sleep to cut it out completely, though. Obviously, if you don’t allow your kids to have it you already know it’s not particularly good for you. Good luck!

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  • #183   KarenLW

    My two cents, if I may…

    Soda = liquid candy bar. I have a co-worker who drinks soda all day. I get this horribly gross picture of someone eating Hershey bars all day.
    I can’t drink soda.
    Water = hydration. It’s all we need.

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  • #184   shelly

    i’m with #162. what’s with all the hostility?

    Dear Southern Girl,

    I was jokingly making a generalization about what Southerners call their beverages. I am from the South as well, and am sorry if you haven’t heard anyone refer to another canned drink as a ‘Coke.’ It’s actually quite amusing. Next time I’ll add ‘JK!!!!!!!!!!’ when making a joking generalization about the South as to not offend you. It didn’t occur to me this was that serious.

    Team-lots-of-beverages-come-in-red-cans.

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  • #185   Coke-aholic

    Yum, liquid candy bars.
    There is nothing wrong with Hershey Bars. Especially melted ones. Think smores. Now I want smores. With a big Coke.

    Team smores!

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  • #186   RP

    I guess the vending machine guy doesn’t want to make any money with that machine.

    Stocking the machine properly is a reasonable request. Perhaps the second line was snarky but not totally out of line.

    Oct 18, 2007 at 4:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #187   WendyB

    LOL!

    Oct 19, 2007 at 1:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #188   WickedLady

    Ohw, man! Gatorade, Jolt Cola, Mt Dew, Steel Reserve, Mr Pibb… O.o; I’m missing out here in Europe. Even though some sound quite nasty, like the Gatorade, you have to have tried everything once, right? Ok, I’m packing my bags. Amerika, here I come!

    Although we do have literally every sort of Fanta here..

    Oct 19, 2007 at 6:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #189   ALA

    Dear Shelly (#185) you may have been joking, but you were NOT wrong!! No apology, please. Bless her heart, but #155 needs to (a) not talk about subjects with which she has little or no familiarity and (b) be nicer. (Remember, southerners say “bless her heart” either when there really is something to pity, or when we’re about to be mean…in this case, I feel sorry for someone so hostile…so it’s both.)
    Apparently she lives in Atlanta,where no one is actually FROM the south, but in most of the south, people do say “Coke” & then the waitress asks “what kind.” Often, the answer is “Sprite.” It doesn’t mean people are ignorant; it’s simply a linguistic quirk.

    Oh, BTW, if no one has mentioned it, Fanta is a member of the Coca-Cola family of products (I’m not sure if that happened after WWII or what). I always see it a lot more when I am in Europe or South America than I see it in the US, though.

    And, Jolt is vile, but it will so keep you awake.

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  • #190   sarahmae bang

    I also love Lemon Fanta. They apparently have a lot of the Fanta flavors in Mexico but I haven’t made the trip yet.

    Oct 20, 2007 at 3:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #191   Team Cassandra bang

    I’m willing to bet that the “linguistic quirk” is a reference to the difference between alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic…and maybe even coffee/tea…

    Oct 21, 2007 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #192   Duh

    Coke-aholic, You let your kids drink milk? It’s filled with hormones and antibiotics! Coke is probably better for them.

    Team Kids Drinking Coke!

    Oct 22, 2007 at 12:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #193   shelly

    Well thank you very much ALA (#190)! Hmm.. I was trying to apologize passive-agressively, but now that I re-read what I wrote it sounds a little too sincere.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I am from Georgia, have lived here all my life, and I have yet to snap on someone for making a generalization about the South. :)

    Ahh and the ‘bless her heart’ thing is totally true. Haha.

    Oct 22, 2007 at 11:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #194   WanderingPenguin bang

    re #193: “Coke is probably better for them [than milk]”

    Don’t be an idiot. :)

    Oct 22, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #195   Coke-aholic

    Yes I let them drink organic, hormone free milk. I am not a total idiot, just a partial idiot.

    Oct 22, 2007 at 11:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #196   Kate

    I’ve lived in North Carolina for 20 years, and I have literally NEVER heard anyone ask for a Coke when they meant some other kind of soft drink. I hear people ask for a soda and not specify… it’s funny that it happens elsewhere and I’ve never heard it!

    Bless their hearts, anything without wild turkey in it just gets labeled “Coke.”

    Oct 22, 2007 at 2:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #197   raiseyourglass

    since we’re naming soda/coke/pop names here… let us ponder a few more… A&W, RC,Mello Yellow, Tab,Crush(yes grape,orange,and strawberry), Fresca,and IBC ,Vess,Fitz
    all hail sugar high!

    Oct 22, 2007 at 10:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #198   Duh

    Do you guys from the south remember Shasta? There was nothing better than coming inside from the 100 degree heat and downing an ice cold black raspberry Shasta from Grandma’s fridge. Mmmmm!

    Oct 23, 2007 at 12:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #199   WanderingPenguin bang

    The idiot comment was not aimed at you, c-a. But you probably knew that already. ;)

    Oct 26, 2007 at 1:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #200   Coke-aholic

    Of course I knew that, my dear Mr. Penguin. Thanks, though for the vote of confidence.

    Oct 27, 2007 at 9:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #201   blame it on coke

    [...] from shreveport, louisiana spotted this on the coke machine in the office break room. she clarifies “henry g.’s comment is in reference to the [...]

    Dec 6, 2007 at 8:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #202   Tea

    It’s only a matter of time before us tea drinkers take over the world. This minor act to stop us drinking the iced tea we love is an isolated incident.

    Dec 7, 2007 at 10:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #203   Tiara

    #141 -

    I live in Wisconsin, and as far as I know, we DO have Fanta here…
    I think someone’s holding out on you.

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  • #204   zombieBlanco bang

    Missing Lunch- the future is calling!

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