Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You dare insult me with a Pepsi?

Have you ever been in a restaurant and ordered a Coke where they don't serve Coca Cola? They tend to respond with, "Is Pepsi OK?"

I often wondered what ever got that whole "Is Pepsi OK?" thing started. Are Coke drinkers known to be so brand loyal that drinking a Pepsi is tantamount to treason? What would a server do if you answered 'no'? As in no, Pepsi is not OK. Do places that only sell Coke apologize to Pepsi drinkers when they ask for a Pepsi? I ask because I've never been in that situation.

5 comments:

Carla said...

As the occasional Pepsi drinker, I refuse to take a Coke when offered as a replacement.....is that the same thing?

Karl Plesz said...

I guess so.

Anonymous said...

I hate Pepsi, I find it has a weird sickly taste and I'm always grateful when the server mentions if it's Pepsi rather than bring it to me and I have to discover it for myself and then have to say I'm sorry I won't drink this. Yeah, I know, it's a silly thing to be picky about, but I'm a silly person. I think it's a nice when they give me the heads up so I can order something else.

Pet

Anonymous said...

"Is Pepsi Ok?"

I say no and ask for an Iced Tea instead.

Eyedee said...

I understand entirely. I'm really not a fan of Pepsi but it appears (at least over here in the UK) that more and more establishments are moving away from Coke. It's just not acceptable! :)