Monday, December 29, 2008

Wondrous Fizzy

After going into the house to open my bottle of pop, I walk outside onto the front porch and I settle down for the reward of my labors. RC Cola and a Moon Pie, followed by a grape jaw breaker for desert.

I had my first RC Cola sometime as a kid. Now, I'm a Coke girl, and I always have been. But there's something special about RC. It was usually purchased by me on impulse, as a tasty treat. As I grew up, RC Cola grew harder and harder to find in NJ, until I could never find it at all.

After I moved down here to NC 13 years ago, I again encountered RC. No one has it in their fountain, but occasionally I would find it in a convenience store. If I happened to see it I would buy one. And then once again, the RC sightings started to peter out.

Four years ago I moved into this house with Rich, and I started shopping at a nearby grocery store called Food Lion. One day I happened to be in the soft drink aisle, and down by the cases of Tab (yes, Tab) I saw cases of RC. They were on sale. I literally squealed. I grabbed a case.

I began purchasing RC at every grocery trip. Until one day there was none left. I had bought it all. And it wasn't being restocked. That was 2 years ago.

Two weeks ago Rich and I turned down the soft drink aisle and I glanced to the left. I saw a splash of red, white, and blue. I did a double take. Yep. There it was. It was back. I squealed again, and threw a case in the cart.

Now, what you have to understand is that as I am pregnant I am supposed to be restricting caffeine. What you also have to understand is that at this point I don't give a fuck. I have no idea how long they're going to carry it. Maybe forever. Maybe 3 weeks. 

So I'm having me some freaking RC.

1 comment:

Em said...

Hey a little caffeine is A-OK. Enjoy!