If you want to know my number one first world problem, it’s flat Coke.

Here in Germany, in the interest of our beloved environment, we got rid of cans (which then crept up on us again through the backdoor), we resorted to totally sh*tty PET reusable plastic bottles; in short, we did everything to rid ourselves of any type of container that can hold a drink that shouldn’t be flat.

Open a can of Coke and within minutes, it will be flat. Sin gas, as they like to say south of here. Open one of those crummy PET bottles and the Coke, which tastes of stale moldy plastic, will be flat even sooner.

The other day I discovered that the one thing that insured the survival of drinkable Coke, the glass bottle, has become harder to find than Jurassic dinosaurs.

A flat Cuba Libre.
Thanks, but no thanks.
I’d rather golf, to be perfectly honest.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

  1. Drink your Cuba Libres faster 🙂


    1. I’m literally pouring them down the hatch, but I’m never fast enough.
      A good “Venezuela Libre” (remember the guy in Heidelberg?) should be enjoyed, not eliminated.
      I guess I have to adapt and buy a replacement liver on eBay … or two for the price of one.


  2. The only glass bottles of Coke I can find around here are imported from Mexico and cost about double the domestic plastic bottle price, but they are made with real sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup.


  3. This is the kind of problem that makes me nostalgic (and makes me sound 80 years old). Many things really were better when I was young.

    Some weren’t, of course.


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