Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Should've Known!

Small cup. GIANT cup.

So, you know how during the summer almost every gas station has those fountain drink specials??? In which one size cup in particular is the one that's on if you happen to be one of the people who like a smaller or larger size, it's like "Tough Kitty Paws, your preferred size drink is NOT special enough to be on sale" and you have to suffer and pay for the wrong-size cup and drink what you can.


That's what I thought until today. Now, I'm not one who goes all out with my fountain drinks: usually the smallest drink will if you're one of those people who don't really care for anything more than a 22-oz. drink, this solution is for you...

Basically, it goes like this:

  • The gas stations price their drinks regularly (22-oz: $0.89, 32-oz: $0.99, etc.).
  • During the summer, the 32-oz. drink is priced way below all the other drinks, in my case, at $0.49.
  • The smaller drink, however, does not get to boast a special price; it's still $0.89.
  • (Similarly with those drinks larger than 32 oz.)
So the smaller drink doesn't get a chance to be competitive with the larger drink, which is sad, because frankly, I don't know what to do with so much drink! turns out there is a way around this unfair pricing system. You see, nobody ever really obligates or forces one to fill up their fountain drink cup all the way. So what if I only fill up my 32-oz. drink halfway? What's it to you? I'm still paying for the 32-oz. drink because it's in the 32-oz. size cup....

I hadn't realized this until after we had paid for the drinks...It's not like I'll get in trouble for refusing to fill up my drink all the way, right???

A light word to those who want more than 32 fluid ounces of fountain drink: unlike the logic with respect to the small-drink-dilemma, you shouldn't be complaining. Why on earth would you need to drink so much fountain drink??? Don't you know it'll make you wanna use the restroom, as well as rot your teeth? Shame, shame, shame.


  1. hahaha, love this :) very logical, i've definitely had similar thoughts :)

  2. Haha! Thanks for reading this...I'm just too nervous to actually not fill my drink cup all the way :)