A long while back, I was confused.
I was confused about the slogan for Diet Dr. Pepper versus regular Dr. Pepper. Does anyone remember this:
“Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper”?
Well, I somehow bastardized this slogan in my head to read “Diet Dr. Pepper tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper tastes like itself”. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!? In my mind, though, it was. So you can see how I was confused wherein it came to slogans related to soft drinks.
Just when I thought I had a handle on it all (after a brief crazed summer I was obsessed over the novelty of fortified Diet Coke–which happened to be just an addition of zinc to the chemicals already in place) Dr. Pepper does it again. Dr. Pepper 10. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BULL HONKEY? A soft drink for men only? Or at least marketed that way? I would like to know the man who thinks it is okay to drink Dr. Pepper 10 but not drink Diet Coke because it is a diet drink. Then I would like to punch him in the face.
….I would feel a little guilty about this so afterwards I would probably give him a Diet Dr. Pepper because it tastes more like regular Dr. Pepper tastes like itself. OH GOD I REGRESS.
But seriously–are we really going down this marketing path? I’ve been wrong before. I mean, I never thought skinny jeans would take off. I’m still angry about that, btw. Mainly because I think I would love them if I had the figure for them–but alas, I do not.
This just goes to show you I’m not made for marketing. Or Diet Dr. Pepper. Or Dr. Pepper 10 (I don’t think I’m legally allowed to drink Dr. Pepper 10 because of that pesky extra X chromosome, actually). Guess I’ll just stick to coffee and tea.