Ice Cold Coca Cola

“Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: Frequently there must be a beverage.”

― Woody Allen, Without Feathers

A reminder of what one of these looked like at the unveiling

I’ve been thinking about the themes (and there are quite a few) of the amazing movie I saw yesterday, Everything Everywhere All at Once. One of the themes is to enjoy and appreciate the ordinary things every day.

This morning I was thinking about this while I waited for my coffee water to boil in the microwave (3 minutes and thirty seconds) I stood in the little break area staring at the soft drink machine. It had a little red LED screen and across this was scrolling, “Ice Cold Coca Cola – 29°.” I know the twenty nine degrees isn’t really possible… but still.

I thought about how much work went into making the plastic bottles of Coca Cola, transporting then there, then creating the frigid atmosphere inside the machine. All I had to do was swipe the little piece of plastic in my pocket and the delicious ice cold beverage would be mine.

It really is a miracle. I actually love Diet Coke – and after a five mile bike commute it sounded like it would be something I might really like. I did settle for my coffee then, but all day I thought about those red scrolling letters, “Ice Cold Coca Cola – 29°.”

This is truly the best of all possible worlds.