Thursday, December 07, 2006

Please Vote.

In a recent showing of democracy, a vote had to be put in place to amend my 5th rule of Soda Machine Etiquette. As Uncle Bobby brought forth the motion and Mother Of 3 Guys seconded said motion... so in all fairness, put your votes in people....

Proposed Rule #5: For refills: If there is a person who just purchased their meal and has a dry empty cup, fresh off of the stack, then i will generally position myself behind them for a refill. Because you know how pissed off you get when someone who's already enjoyed the pleasures of Mt. Dew Code Red from the fountain gets in front of you while you're trying to get to your Dr. Pepper. I try to avoid that for at least 1 happy customer... also, if said restaurant offers "free refills," patron should always order a "small."

so there it is, i'm gonna place a deadline on voting to January 1st, 11:59am to give everyone plenty opportunity to vote. If you wish to stay anonymous in voting, please send me an email at swenodivad@gmail.com telling me who you are or i will delete any anonymous votes, and said votes will not be counted (this is to insure that people aren't cheating and voting twice).

And please feel free to explain your choice... (see my vote)

Happy Voting!

8 comments:

Jeff said...

I am voting NO, and i'll tell you why... because i like to fill up my large cup of soda after my meal and take it home with me. it's almost like free soda once you get all the way through the first cup...

Jessy said...

You stole my reason, you ass.
(JUST KIDDING!)

Actually... even if they have free refills, the point of getting a large is to refill it right before you leave, especially if you're out of said soda at home and you don't want to go to the store. Also, the large is useful for when chipotle gets a little too spicy for comfort... because I don't have to get up half as much to cool down the fire.

So... No, not really...

MotherOf3Guys said...

I still vote for small because over the course of time, that $.50 you save on a small vs large, can buy you lots of chipotle FOOD!

Tom said...

IF the large costs $1.29 and the small costs $1.19, I'm going with the large...sorry Papaw.

There cost variable has to come into play. If small is 25 cents less or more, I think I'd be considering the small...unless I was really thirsty. I guess, in short, that I can't mandate such a rule. My vote is an on-the-fence NO.

Claire said...

i have to say yes. i honestly love refilling before i leave but i have to tell you about the dirty underbelly of the large cup.

i live in NYC. when i buy a large drink, i gotta walk around with it until i'm done, and be responsible enough to put it in the garbage can when i'm done. i don't mind doing this but the garbage cans in the city are usually brimming with garbage so it can sometimes be difficult. when there is no room in these garbage cans, people are stupid and inconsiderate and either like to pile things precariously on top of the garbage can or they like to litter on the sidewalk (all sidewalk is fair game too). they never empty their cups either. i cannot begin to count the million times that i have tripped over one of these cups or had one knocked over on me. teetering cups are also dangerous. i was wearing a white silk dress the night grayson proposed to me, and on the way home,someone bumped into a garbage can/pile and a full extra super gigantic large cup of soda spilled and ruined the dress i was wearing when he proposed to me!!! NOT NICE!!!

so i have to say yes, good idea. smaller cups= less trash. sorry this is so long.

Claire said...

ALSO, tonight, when I broke up with Grayson... I was walking down the street when this huge gust of wind came up. I felt something cold and wet shower me... and thought it felt a little sticky to be water. Apparenty some asshole left his drink on his balcony a few stories above the street and it blew over on me. I heard a plastic cup bounce on the street and it was a gi-fucking-normous Wendy's cup. I picked it up to throw it away and was pissed that my pretty new coat was ruined, and my relationship ended just like it started.

I FUCKING HATE NEW YORK PEOPLE!

Jack said...

i live in nyc too.

despite above EXCELLENT reasons posted by my roommate, i have to say no. said roommate likes to drink all of the coke in the house when all i want in the world is a jack and coke. (i don't drink soda often) my sanity and i have been saved from countless trips to the store that is a too far away by that large, just refilled coke that i can dump some jack into.

Bobby said...

Well, it's past the voting deadline, but I'm going to put my two cents in anyway.

It's just one man's opinion, but those of you out there ordering large cups when the restaurant offers free refills, are being both wasteful and greedy.

Let's be honest here. After you have a second refill, you'll really have to pee, and if you're refilling a large, you're probably not going to drink it. You're probably going to leave it it your car's cupholder until you finally knock it over and it spills all over your car's upholstery. After you use every cuss word in the book, you'll finally say...Wow! Bobby was right, next time I'll save the dime and order a small.