People get surprised and sometimes even laugh at me when I tell them I do not drink. “Try It”. Come on, “Try It Once!”. “Try It Just Once, You Will Love It”. “You Should Try It At Least Once In Your Life!” – my friends have tried it in several ways; but couldn’t get me to ‘try it’. The ‘bigger shock’ came to them when I tell them I don’t drink ‘soft drinks’ as well. “Come on dude, it’s just coke! The world loves it!”. Well, I admit that I’ve consumed coke & pepsi as a backup when I was with my friends on a dining table full of killed animals & alcohol. I sometimes wonder who discovered this way of ‘partying’ and ‘enjoying’. Anyway, today I found out that I’m giving up on coke and pepsi as well as my backup plan and reverting to tap water or lemonade in emergency cases. No matter how ‘uncool’ it makes me among people, I’m going to do it.
People just laugh it off when Baba Ramdev calls cola & pepsi as ‘Toilet Cleaner’. Everyone knows that both these soft drinks are nothing but combination of chemicals – which isn’t quite useful to human body. I don’t buy the “thirst quencher” label attached to any of the soft drinks. I’ve never had my thirst quenched after consuming soft drinks. Think about it logically – the cold drinks are what they are called “COLD” drinks. If you put anything very cold in your throat, it makes you forget sensation in throat for some time. All it does it just kill your thirst temporarily.
Look here’s common sense – human body is *not* meant to consume coke. It’s been designed by nature to consume ‘water’. You and I agree with the basics, right?
Then we need people from the west to tell you that these soft drinks are better used as “stain removers”. Don’t trust me? Lifehacker wrote a post on the blog that says how you can remove tough stains with cola or pepsi. Just empty a can of coke/pepsi in your washing machine along with the detergent and water – and watch the magic. Read Lifehacker Post Here.
The bigger problem is – we don’t follow our own common sense. I know you still want to be ‘like your friends’ and ‘cool’. You want to be with the modern times, young, happening and awesome – whatever. But the bottom line is, if you consume soft drinks – YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
PS: Wonder why Amitabh Bachchan stopped doing Pepsi Commercials after stomach surgery? Any connection?