Yesterday I walked down to the store and bought a few things for dinner. Among those items was a Coke because it has been a while since I had any soda and I thought something fizzy would be a nice treat. Normally I am a Pepsi girl (and yes I can taste the difference) but I didn’t see any Pepsi so I grabbed a Coke instead.
Because I am normally a Pepsi girl I did not think about the fact that Coke now puts names on their soda bottles. An interesting marketing campaign. I just grabbed the first bottle on the shelf and didn’t seek out my name. I got back to the house, pulled out my beverage and saw the name “Tom” plastered across the front of it. “Hmmm,” I huffed, “Share a Coke with Tom. I don’t know any Toms. Oh well, I’m sure he won’t mind too much.”
Then I had a great thought.
When I was in college and still had a meal plan I sometimes played a game called “Saga Roulette” where everyone loses. Saga (the cafeteria) had several different stations where you could get your food. They changed what the station was every night. Or you could walk over to “The Grill” and grab a safe food like pizza or a cheeseburger. Instead of trying to choose what to eat I would pick a line and get whatever I got. The rule was that I couldn’t check the sign before choosing and I had to at least eat part of it.
Most of the time I lost.
I could do the same thing with Coke just change it up a little bit.
You don’t look at the name on your Coke you just buy it.
If you have a friend by that name you have to get in contact with them (i.e. Send them a Facebook Message or give them a call.) That way you are technically sharing your coke with them.
If you do not have a friend by that name you need to try to make one (i.e. I tweeted at Tom Hiddleston and let him know that I was down if he was).
There are “wild card” Cokes as well. (I actually looked into this). Some Coke bottles do not have names on them. Instead they say things like “Share a Coke with Gorgeous” or “Share a Coke with your Bestie.” The solution to this problem is obvious. If you get one of those you have to inform someone that you think they are gorgeous or get in contact with your best friend or whatever. Use your best judgement on how to proceed with that one.