My children are always on the hunt for soda. It is rare that we have anything other than ginger ale, and it is equally rare that they are allowed to have it. Although I admit I do indulge them occasionally – nothing in the world tastes like an ice cold Coke.
This hunt led my youngest to the garage refrigerator this afternoon. Inside were three glasses: one with milk, one with ginger ale and one with Coke.
Just sitting there. In the refrigerator. In the garage. All in a row.
"Those are your sister's."
There is an egg in all three glasses. It is my daughter’s science experiment. You can see the egg in the ginger ale. You can’t in the other two glasses; however, all glasses are the same.
One might logically conclude, upon opening the door and seeing such a sight, that something is happening here. They are there for a purpose. And one very obviously has an egg in it.
Do you just help yourself to the glass of Coke, sitting so neatly there in that row of beverages? Should I really answer that?
“Oh my gosh, there’s an egg in this Coke. Why is there an EGG in the Coke?"
"Because it is a science experiment."
"Can I have this Ginger ale?”
Because it is eggless?
Lesson: you don't help yourself to something just because you want it. Because it might not be what you think it is. Some surprises are worse than others, like the time my brother drank a cup of bleach thinking it was water, because it was there and he was thirsty and he wanted it. A perfect example of a bad (and very dangerous) surprise.
And also, your sister will FREAK THE SHIT OUT on you. That, alone, should deter you from ever touching anything ever around here that's not yours. EVER.
Never one to miss an opportunity like this, he opens his mouth and, knowing what's coming next I shut it down with a "No, you absolutely cannot drink the egg Coke when the project is over, even if your 8-year-old brain finds it hysterical. Even if you and your brother record it for prosperity. And no, you may not post the video to YouTube. Trust me when I tell you, none of this is a good idea."
I fully expect this isn't the last we've seen of the egg in the soda idea. I know that kid. Let me know if you see it on YouTube, will ya?
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