Would you like a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper with that?

Friday night a friend called, asking me if I could feed his cat for the next couple of days while a family emergency pulled him out of town. The request came with one caveat, which was that in order to feed the cat, I would need to also procure the food, as the friend hadn’t been able to get to the grocery store for the last couple of days and was going to be feeding the cat the final can he had on the morning he left.

Tonight, after dinner at Pho Ha with a friend, we headed to the Acme (the one into which 11th Street runs) to pick up some cat food. As I was paying for the cans of Friskees, the clerk said to me, “Would you like a bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper with that?”

I must have looked at her like she was crazy, because she hurried on to explain that the store was running a one-day special where every customer was eligible to receive a free 2-liter bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper with their purchase, no matter what the purchase might be. After a moment’s hesitation, I said, “Sure, why not!”

I don’t actually like Dr. Pepper (regular or diet), I think it tastes like soap, but I know someone who loves the stuff. I’m still perplexed by the choice of giveaway though. It makes you wonder if some little bean-counter at the Acme corporation accidently over-purchase Diet Dr. Pepper by some crazy number.

1 Comment so far

  1. Scott (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 12:35 am

    I say, bless the Acme Corporation!

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