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Pepsi has left the building

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at 9:57 AM

We've lost our Pepsi machines at the T-G -- and yours may be leaving, too.

Our former Pepsi guy said the company's removing machines from locations where too few drinks are sold as part of delivery routes being cut due to fuel costs. Ours were taken last Thursday.

"We are upset about this...We (heart) Pepsi," someone's note left on our empty, unplugged Pepsi machine, complete with 6-foot-high image of a bottle, read. Others say they'll miss the bottled water.

Meanwhile, I'm bringing in my own supply of Diet Pepsi and pouring 'em over ice. They're better like that, anyway. And the manager of the convenience store across the street sure isn't complaining about a sudden burst in business.

Looks like there's a big gap standing wide open for Coca-Cola or another soft drink firm to suddenly arrive with a machine. In fact, a sign now posted in the empty space in our newsroom says "Relief is on the way!"

I'll keep drinking Pepsi (my normal purchase for home or car) along with Coca-Cola and other soft drink brands occasionally.

And it appears that many will "suffer" (as if this was really suffering...) because of greedy Big Oil. Just another example of the domino effect: Oil prices rise, other firms are forced to raise prices or cut back, and the consumer takes another hit.


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Thanks for the info. on the vending company; i will give them a call...

-- Posted by ss1015 on Wed, Nov 21, 2007, at 2:37 PM

Coca-Cola, all the way

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 6:10 PM

I don't drink coca-cola!!!!!!

-- Posted by clarabelle on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 4:52 PM

Convenient Coffee & Vending Company in Tullahoma.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 2:51 PM

The same thing happened at our company/ wished they had warned us a few days earlier...what is the vending company name?

-- Posted by ss1015 on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 2:39 PM

Get a vending company to install machines instead. I like them better because I can ask for a specific kind of snack and boom, they are in there the next week! Man I love that guy. ;)

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Nov 20, 2007, at 2:05 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.