Yesterday started like any other work day for me. I came in, did my job, then when it was time for lunch I went downstairs to buy a Cherry Coke to drink with my sandwich. I'm on the third floor of a four story building, but the only level with Cherry Coke is the main level. Why? I don't know. I'm sure there is a good reason.
So, I went downstairs, yes I take the stairs, put my money in the machine, and hit the button. I heard the bottle rumble through the machine and it pop out the chute. It's Cherry Coke Zero. I don't drink diet pop, it is supposed to taste good, but the artificial sweetener gives me a headache. I didn't try the machine again, I figured the person who loaded the machine messed it up. I could have taken my chances with another button, but I thought the odds were against me choosing the one that might have Cherry Coke. I never was lucky at slot machines, this was essentially the same.
I came back upstairs and gave the Zero to a friend who drinks it. He was nice enough to give me a dollar for it. I didn't care about the money, but he forced it on me. About 20 minutes later, the same guy asked if I wanted to walk to the cafeteria to get some food. (It's in another building). I initially said no, since I brought lunch, but I changed my mind when I remembered they had Cherry Coke there. I really had my heart set on the Cherry Coke, can you tell? I sound like some kind of drug addict.
We took the walk, I bought the Coke, and I sat at my desk again. I had to do a few quick things before I could get drink the Cherry Coke. It was hard, but I managed to control my urges. Then, I grabbed the bottle and twisted the cap. Something wasn't right. There was no "'pist" sound. No release of built up gases. I knew that wasn't a good sign. I think it wasn't sealed properly at the factory, or it was poisoned, could go either way. Regardless of the reason I didn't drink it. I don't want a flat Coke, or poison, so I dumped it in the sink. I ended up buying a Mr. Pibb Extra. Yeah, not the same thing.
I think it's a conspiracy. Someone, somewhere didn't want me to have Cherry Coke. Maybe it's a sign? I don't know what it means either. Stop asking me silly questions.