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Growing up, my mother was very demanding. If I ever wanted a Coke (a sacred refreshment in my family), you would have to do something for her (like mow the lawn, do the dishes, etc). For a person who simply loved Coke like myself, that was a killer. Sometimes I would get so upset at her over this -- I just couldn't understand why she would make something I love so hard to get.
I remember promising myself when I was about 10 years old that when I grew up, I would have tons of Coke in my refrigerator at all times! (Now I'm 31 and everybody who knows me can tell you that I have an entire shelf in my refrigerator dedicated to just Coke!)
But when I think back -- whether what my mom did was intentional or not, I'll never know, but it taught me a huge lesson over the years -- if you want something bad enough, you have to work for it! And now I enjoy Coke whenever I want it because I am gainfully employed! Thank You Coke for making me a hard worker!
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