Call me juvenile or childish if you must, but there's something that stops me ever buying a bottle of Coke when it's got the name of a person I know on it. It's okay if it's someone I'm really fond, like family and relations. But anyone else ... somehow it feels like false advertising. And I don't want to share my Coke with them!
How many hours have I wasted, standing in front of chillers in the supermarket, local petrol station or the works canteen, turning bottle after bottle around until I find one I can drink? Too many hours, I can tell you. Maybe this is bringing out some deep seated OCD that's been inside of me.
|It's okay if the name is of family or relations|
The canteen staff at work are on to me. They've started to display all the bottles with the Coke logo facing outwards. Today I nearly bought a bottle with someones name on it!
I'm glad Coke have had the sense to bring out more generic titles like 'Gorgeous', 'Sis', 'Bro', 'Bestie', 'Mum' and 'Dad'. It means that at least there's a chance I can actually enjoy the beverage, instead of having to choose another type of drink.
But can somebody please tell the people at Coca-Cola, that we're bored with this game now.
And no, it's not sour grapes ... honest. But, if you're going to make bottle with names like 'Monique', 'Farah' and 'Brogan' ... is it too much to expect to find a 'Lorraine' in there once in a while?