Friday, April 28, 2006

Useless Stuff

Just before my ankle drama, I was going to write this post.

Have you ever looked at something and wondered, "Why did they even bother to make that"? It's a question that has been plaguing my mind for some time now. So instead of keeping it to myself, I think I will share it here.

When I look at it I say to myself, "what a waste of raw materials".
When I look at it I think to myself, "whose bright idea was this".
When I look at it I think to myself, "A six pack wouldn't even quench my thirst".

What am I talking about????

I'm talking about an eight ounce can of soda. C'mon people who is going to feel satisfied after they drink that. What possible advantage is there to have a eight ounce can of (lets say) Mountain Dew? I can guarantee that my 11 year old sister wouldn't be satisfied after drinking one can. To make matters worse, a six pack of these Mini-Me size cans cost over two dollars. I can buy a two liter for a lesser price. I don't even care about freshness, or that the fizz will eventually run out once opened. All I care about is that I am getting my money's worth. I mean who buys these things. Sadly enough people do, I see them everyday at work. What is the reason behind this smaller can. The only thing I can come up with is that the soda makers want to get rid of the somewhat satisfying twelve ounce, and is secretly and slowly making there cans smaller until it reaches the eight ounce level. All this while no one is paying attention, until it's too late. (Okay maybe its far-fetched, but I don't see another reason, except that its slightly cheaper).

I only have cons.

Not satisfying
A waste of materials
won't feed into the compacter of the can return machine at work
Even less soda than before
More expensive than a two liter (you get more in a two liter).

I wonder whose idea it was for these cans. One thing is for sure, I am glad I gave up soda.


Chelle said...

I love the baby cans. I only drink half a damn can to begin with. So, these work for me and they do not get stail like all the 2 liters I have poured down the drain.

And Charles, YOU ROCK!


ChasingMoksha said...

OH MY GOD I was just ranting yesterday to my husband how I wish the 12 oz cans were 6 ozs. The 12ozs are too much. I just want a few sips of Coke and that's it. We have to pour half cans of Coke out all the time. You better lay off that Mountain Dew! By the way, the 2 liter bottles go flat too soon.

Da Gal said...

LOL @ this post Charles. You and I must both be "volume consumers" when it comes to beverages. I too will purchase a 2 liter over something else sometimes due to cost. However, I try to not purchase soda unless I am at a restaurant.

Hope your ankle is doing better.

DesLily said...

one word.. "money".
I'm betting that "per ounce" you pay more for less in the small cans.. it's ALWAYS about MONEY!

The Dark Lord Omz said...

those baby cans rock for the summer...not the soda, but the beer ones. BWAHAHAHA.

Chris said...

I like the smaller cans because I don't like to drink a lot of soda anyway. The small cans are perfect for me.

Now if they'd only make Red Bull in larger cans......I'd be happy.

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Ari said...

Having bought a six pack of those for the car ride down to Florida, I will say that they are handy for trips and such. But when you're seriously thirsty, only three sixteen ounce cans of Mt. Dew will do.

(Yeah, I'm an addict.)