At the check-out in Wal-Mart this week, my 3 year old spotted a bottle of Big Red Cola in the little pop fridge next to the tabloids. He told me he was thirsty, and wanted a "pop." I don't like to give him pop .. however, in an effort to get him to like me .. I break down every now and then.
He pointed to the Big Red. It was next to the strawberry and grape soda. There was Coke, Pepsi, some bottled water too. But the Big Red bottle was shaped a little different. It was bold and bursting with color.
My little buddy insisted on Big Red. I told him it was gross. He told me he wanted BIG RED. I gave him another warning. This time I held nothing back. I told him it would make him sick. I told him I didn't even know why they were still selling Big Red. I told him to make another choice, or regret it FOREVER. He just laughed ..told me to pull the trigger and get the Big Red.
So I did. He took one drink .. gave it back to me and told me to "dump it out." Before I wasted the Big Red ... I took a sip .. just to see if what I remember was still a fact. Yep... of all the carbonated, artificially colored and flavored, sugar loaded, no nutritional value soda on the market .. it's by far THE WORST.
There was a thirsty rodent in the parking lot .. before I dumped out the Big Red .. I offered it some .. it ran away. I tried to return it .. but Wal-Mart gave me a dollar just to keep it. I tracked down a large man with reddish hair ..tried to give it to him.. he didn't appreciate the joke.. So after exhausting all options. The Big Red was dumped down the drain.