Remember when a twist top soda pop prize winning game was as easy as just twisting off the top and reading what was written on the underneath? "Free Dr. Pepper," "Superbowl tickets," or even the typical, "Please Try Again." Now all you get are codes that you must first go to the correctly indicated website, find this, search for that, then type in what is located under the cap (that is if you still have the cap of the beverage you consumed hours, if not days ago). Sounds a bit like life, doesn't it.
I wish. Of course then we'd be running around checking for codes on everything and everyone. Imagine your third date...you've finally reached the "let's get naked together" point (Okay, so maybe not the third date...choose your own). The lights dim, the music is on, and you're writing down the code so you can run home and plug it in so to see what you've won. With baited breath you wait anxiously as the information is processed: "Text message in 3 days" "Breakfast in the morning" "Did you use a condom?" "Oh, Yi-Yi" "Please Try Again." Life could be easier. Then again, it isn't a bottle of coke either.
Of course, in comparing life to twist tops, I've had my share of "Please Try Agains." The first one was a bottle of not so cute, but really sweet, warm, and fuzzy. While he wasn't the first cap I twisted off, he was definately the one I wanted to get fizzy with. However, when you shake the bottle, the fizz goes flat. I wasn't ready, he wanted to live in a tent, and winter gets cold...colder than a Klingon's proverb for revenge. We parted ways, and I was once again looking through the cooler for new beverages to try. And let me tell you, nothing is better than trying a new beverage...on the rocks!
When I met the second, not only did I twist off the top, I shook it up and poured it out, on, above, below...You name it! Woo! It was a merry-go-round of an affair. This one was cute, hot, wild, and fiesty. I had a reeling good time of it all. Honestly, I thought this one was going to last a bit longer than that, or even those. But like all good drinks you pour over ice, if you don't drink it fast, it gets watered down.
I drink tap water now. No twist offs. No codes. Better than a 2 liter.
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