Sunday, February 20, 2011

On the other hand...

This aught to counteract yesterday's brag-fest:

The grocery store had a big sale on pop last week.  It was almost half price, so I stocked up.  I bought three 12 packs of lime diet coke, which I promptly brought inside and put away.  Then, a few days later I was back at the grocery store and I decided to buy three more.  I'm almost certainly going to drink it, so I might as well take advantage of the good prices, right?


When I got home, I had a lot to unload and a lot on my mind.  It was warm out last week (above freezing) so I left the pop in the back of my car.  I promptly forgot about it.  The temperature dropped to well below freezing, and I'm sure you can imagine what happened.  Yesterday I discovered  that 36 cans of diet coke had exploded in my car, and since I drive a Matrix (basically a mini station wagon, with no enclosed trunk), the mess wasn't contained.  Frozen pop is everywhere, from front to back and even on the ceiling.

I am an idiot.


  1. oh no...Things like this happen to me all the time.

  2. Years ago, when I first moved to the central valley, I left a 6-pack of cola in my (black) hatchback ... in July! Who knew? At 110 degrees outside, you can imagine what the temp was inside. I was years getting all the carmel coloring and cola syrup out of that car.

  3. I bet you were ready to FREAK. I would have. Sorry about that. Lime diet coke does sound delicious though - but not all over the car :-(

  4. Might I convince you to try selzer? It's quite refreshing.

  5. From experience it will also be in the vents on the front dash and the stereo speaker covers. Not that I have ever exploded multiple cans of coke in a Ford Explorer or anything on a hot Texas summer day

  6. Look on the bright side it wasn't beer.