Coke Freestyle Machines

These are the machines that are in various places like the movie theaters that have every possible soda in one kiosk. You pick on the digital screen which flavor you want, press the button and that soda is dispensed. The first time I saw these, I thought “Wow! That’s cool!” Then I used it. Although, you have all those flavors at your fingertips, I’m pretty much a traditionalist. I just want a Classic Coke to go with my popcorn. I maneuver through the tediously long list to get to my selection. I fill up my cup and taste it before I put the lid on and … it taste like Cherry Coke. I didn’t pick Cherry Coke, I picked Classic Coke! I thought maybe the bags had been switched and just accepted it because the movie was gonna start soon. The next time I went, the same thing happened but now I have Vanilla Coke. What the fuck!? Well, I finally figured out that whatever flavor came through the dispenser last time … you’re gonna get some of that flavor in your cup also! I figured, okay, I can work around this. Next time I fill up, I’m going to let it run for a few seconds to get the previous flavor out before I put my cup in there. I thought it was a brilliant idea … until I did it and the Coke hit the grating and splashed all over the front of me! AND … it didn’t work! I drank Lime Coke that time. Who the hell is drinking Lime Coke!? Anytime I see those machines somewhere I shrug my shoulders and accept defeat. I have yet not to taste some rogue flavor coming out of those dispensers every time I fill up. At least they have finally made a “shortcut” button to Classic Coke on the first screen … which really doesn’t make much difference because it’s never just Classic Coke flavor. And one more thing about these machines – when I fill up my cup, since there is a mile from the nozzle and the bottom of the cup, it creates foam. In the time I wait for the foam to go down so that I can top off my cup … the fucking machine has reset and I have to select the flavor again. I have to do this numerous times until the cup has filled. Seriously!?

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