Monday, March 19, 2007

Shooting the Messenger

I attended an event this weekend at a classic hotel, a New York institution. When the waiter arrived for our drink orders, I asked, "Can I have a Coke, please?"

"Diet Coke?"

"No, regular." And, in a particular feisty mood, I added: "Do you think I should have Diet?"

"Oh, no, no. . . " he backpedaled.

Poor man. Here I am targeting all my frustrations about our body- and diet-obsessed culture on him, when he's just playing the odds.


PalmTreeChick said...

I think people, no matter what shape or size you are, always assume that women are going to order diet coke...thanks to our lovely culture.

Ohh, Dr. Stacey was getting "feisty." I want to see that.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I have the same disdain for light (or "lite") beer as I do for diet anything, and when I go into a bar and want to ask what kind of beer they have, I always start out by saying "NO light beers".

Anonymous said...

well if you wanted diet coke you would have asked for it! I would have been offended by him saying that to be honest

lauren said...

I think that would have bugged me to, I have a hard time wondering if things like that happen because others are trying to tell us something, ugh! Well that is where I go but I have to tell you I LOVED you responce!

tracy said...

Funny, your right, he was just playing the odds.

The funny thing I've found about diet vs. regular soda is that I generally eat less if I drink a regular soda.

which by the way I almost never do because The matter/anti-matter containment unit on the starship enterprise will begin to shiver, than shake than let out a huge cosmic groan until it finally cracks... and when that happens as we all know... the matter and anti-matter collide - and the universe as we know it will cease to exist.

Any way that is my theory on why I don't drink regular soda.

However - there were a few times I tempted the fate of the universe. I found I am more quickly satisfied with the meal in general. I am sure it has to do with the quick rise in my blood sugar.