I like carbonated beverages. So much so that I built my own bubble-infusing system. Kool-aid might suck, but it sucks less when it is carbonated.
Of late, I have been too busy to roll my own. I have resorted to buying from the vending folks at work. I know. The average markup is probably over 100%. Even so, I indulge.
Tonight, I wanted something without caffeine. I went through the cooler. There weren’t many options, and the ones that were there cost more than my normal Diet Pepsi. I mean, $1.00 for a twenty ounce bottle is approaching highway robbery, but I will occasionally pay it. However, my quest led me to price check all of the ones available. Only about four of the 20+ in the cooler are only $1.00. The rest go for $1.25.
I’m all for capitalism. Including the part where I say
no, thank you are you out of your fucking mind? and keep my money.