Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:08:45 EST

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: pop and soda

Here's an interesting variant. At the office Xmas party yesterday,

one of the people I was sitting with asked the waiter for "a soda."

He went away, and came back in a minute with a glass of plain club

soda. She was annoyed, because she wanted Sprite. (They look the same,

so she took a sip before realizing the error.) It was sorted out,

but I find it interesting that the waiter assumed that "a soda" was

plain soda water; I think my co-worker expected him to ask her what


Vicki Rosenzweig

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New York, NY