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One winter we had a bad blizzard. I had to have my Diet Coke. My husband traveled our untreated, gravel, snow- and ice-covered road 10 miles to town to get my diet Coke. It took him two hours -- but he did it for me. This is a testament to a wonderful husband and a fantastic soft drink.
In 1977 I got married to the most handsome man alive. I always knew Abe loved me, but how much was never apparent until the day he bought me Coke. Abe worked for Coke in Israel (at the bottling plant) and each night he would buy and bring home two cases for the family to enjoy. Well my father-in-law usually hoarded all the Coke and no one had a chance to take a glass. Knowing my love for the soft drink, Abe brought home bottles just for me. We would sit outside under the stars sharing a Coke. Now that we have grown children who don't live at home, we still do the same thing at least twice a week: sit outside under the stars enjoying each other's company, the stars and of course the glass bottle of Coke!
I have been a Coke fan and collector for many years. When my husband and I got married, our wedding reception was all done in a
I met a guy and we started talking about our apartments. We both had a
My parents will be married 50 years on Oct. 19th. Guess where they met? They both worked for
My husband proposed to me using a
A few years ago, I was sitting in a bookstore drinking a Coke and reading a book. All of a sudden I looked up and saw a very handsome young man trying to catch my eye. I smiled. He got up and walked over to my table. We had a chat and exchanged names. He was drinking a Coke too. I had to go, so we said our goodbyes and went about our day. A few years later, I was still single and traveling through Manhattan for a job interview. I saw a man on the street walking, and he looked familiar. He was the man from the bookstore! I walked up to him and said hello. After he recognized me and we talked, we agreed to meet for breakfast. We hit it off and started dating. Six months later we were married. This was five years ago. Thanks to Coke, I am now very happily married and have a child on the way.
I would like to share with you what has been an enchanting experience for me which revolved around Diet Coke with Lime. I am almost over with a very painful divorce. Recently, one day at school, my son's art teacher approached him and said that when my divorce was final, he would be the first one to ask me out. He is one of the most popular teachers at school and so nice and attractive, so my son and daughter were both delighted. I waited a few weeks to hear from him but nothing happened, so I dropped a little note in the mail to him. I began the note by saying that I was dying for a Diet Coke with Lime, but I was alone at work and couldn't leave; however, if I knew him better I could give him a call and ask him to go out and get me one. Two days later, after I had already left work for the day, he walked into the shop with a Diet Coke with Lime. Later that day, he ran into my son at the local deli and got the Diet Coke with Lime from his car and asked my son to give it to me. You know what? That plastic 20-ounce bottle of soda sits in my refrigerator, a week later, and every time I open the door and see it I smile. I've brought home several bottles since acquiring that one, and enjoyed them, but I just have to save that particular one. It says that someone cares about me.
After dating for three weeks, my wife and I found out that we were destined to be a
My husband asked me to marry him on Mother's Day evening in 1979. It was 11:30 p.m. We had been out with other couples but instead of drinking alcohol, my future husband drank Coke all evening. After he asked me, we went to his house, called our parents and toasted with -- you guessed it -- Coke. It was all he had in the refrigerator. Years later we now buy Coke stock.
I'm French, and I used to live in London. I was flying to Brazil to see my brother. On the plane, I sat next to a gentleman of Chilean nationality who was living in Norway. When the flight attendant came with drinks, I asked for a Diet Coke. She said, "A Coke for you also, sir?" But the man did not understand until I helped, saying, "
One night I was appointed the designated driver for my group at a bar. I loved drinking
In January 2000, my fiancee (then boyfriend) went on a six-month tour to the Middle East for the U.S. Navy. On his way there, the ship he was on stopped in South Korea. Six weeks after that stop, I received in the mail a "message in a bottle." He had written me a letter, put it in a
My husband and I met when I tried to buy a Coke from a vending machine and dropped my change down a grate. He offered change from his pocket, our eyes met and the rest is history. We sipped Coke and talked and got to know each other. We've been married 31 years!
My boyfriend, Alex, and I were at the prom. He loves Coke, and they weren't serving it there. So he decides to take me, in the middle of our senior prom, to the nearest gas station to buy a Coke! We even took the limo we rented. You can't imagine the looks on the gas station attendants' faces when we pull up in a limo, decked out in our fancy clothes, to buy two bottles of Coke.
When I was 13 I played "Spin the Bottle" for the first time with a Coke bottle. As two young people, David and I decided to work on a tight budget for our wedding. We planned everything and our friends helped us out: My bridesmaids sang, my roommate made a cake, and I (the bride) planned the reception. The wedding was like clockwork -- well, almost. Since it was a dry reception, I did not plan on purchasing champagne for the toast. (I assumed the reception hall took care of such things.) So, when the time of the toast was announced, all 120 of our guests had their eyes on us ... and two empty toast glasses. Our groomsmen and bridesmaids ran to their cars to see if they had anything for us to toast to. The show went on, and David and I had our first toast -- he flat Coke, and me to a warm diet Coke. Thanks for the memories!
I was dating a young lady who grew up in a very different background than me. We were discussing what we had in common to explain the attraction when she blurted out, "We both like Coke!" Forty-two years later, two children, two grandchildren, the attraction is as strong as ever -- and we still like Coke!
I'm 39 years old. I have loved Coke my entire life. I met my second husband in 1998. I work in a small doctor's office in Morgantown, NC. He had just been placed on Route Sales and his new territory included my office. He was working for
I fell in love with a beautiful girl in my hometown. Being in the military, I didn't get to see her every day. I would take leave and drive the 14 hours to Chicago. Every trip, I was accompanied by my 2-liters of
In my day you went to the drug store for pharmaceutical supplies, gifts, etc. But we had a soda fountain and many a date took me for my favorite drink -- Coke -- and we always sipped it through a straw to make it last longer. Of course it was a
My wife and I were drinking Coke under the stars one night last summer when I asked her to marry me. I'll always remember that.
I met my beautiful wife over a bottle of Coke. She spilled the soda on my new clothes!!
My husband and I were on our first date and he bought me a Coke. It was a large. As we listened to the band playing from the stage, I was hoping he would ask me to dance. He did! I gulped down that Coke so fast because I couldn't wait to get out on the dance floor. (They were playing a slow song!) Well, he was shocked when he asked for a sip and the cup was empty. Nine years later, on our wedding day, we danced to the same song, and of course, drank
When my wife and I first met we enjoyed learning new things about each other. I had always had a traditional breakfast like coffee, cereal or eggs. I was surprised and delighted to learn that my new sweetheart awoke to
It was 1972 and I was on my first date. We went to a local pizza parlor, which of course, sells
I met my wife thanks to Coke. She worked at a fast food restaurant, and I had liked her for almost three years but never had the courage to talk to her. I finally got the courage one day and went to her work. My first words to her were, "Can I have a large Coke and your phone number?" She gave me both! My husband and I met through
My husband was trying to make small talk with me and wanted to date me and figured he would ask where I got my pants because he wanted them. I ordered them for him. Today we laugh as we look back and see how he used that as an excuse to meet me.