Sunday, January 06, 2008

Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper Fountain, originally uploaded by Sage Kitamorn.

I'm not a real big fan of soda, but when I do feel like one, I usually feel like a Dr Pepper. It is discouragingly difficult to get fountain Dr Pepper here. Since I've been in Seattle, I've replayed this conversation way too many times:

Waitress: "Would you like something to drink besides water?"
Me: "Yes, a Dr Pepper, please."
Waitress: "Sorry, we don't have Dr Pepper. Would you like [insert one of the following: Root Beer, Cream Soda, Ginger Ale, Sprite Zero...]

This photo was taken at a partcular BBQ place in Texas. This is what I was raised on. Seattle restaurants, please take note.

For training purposes, here's how a TTT (Typical Texas Transplant) would expect to conduct the beverage conversation:

Waitress: "Would you like a coke?"
Customer: "Sure."
Waitress: "What kind?"
Customer: "Dr Pepper"


  1. It's true, about the word Coke being code for all fizzy soda drinks.

    And it makes me feel a little fizzy toward Texas. And all the crazy people there.

    And fizzy about you because you are swell.

    It's fun to be so fizzy!

  2. It aint just Texas. In New Mexico, a Coke is a coke too!