"The World of Coke"
While Spud was in Hampton,
Georgia for a big Winston Cup
stock car race, he couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit nearby Atlanta
- world headquarters for the nectar of the gods: Coca-Cola. Yes, only
in America will you find a shrine to a soft drink manufacturer.
The World of Coke is the vatican of soda
pop; a place where thousands make their pilgrimage each day to pay their
$6 tithe to be preached to with endless streams of Coca-Cola propaganda
lurking around each corner of it's 3 story facility. Spud was one of
the many sheep that are herded through it's hallowed halls and past
a timeline of history documenting the drink's rise to world domination.
Along the way, he was sure to get his fill of samples from the entire
Coke family - including the not-to-popular watermelon flavoured Coke
that is marketed in the Middle East. Needless to say, the restroom
was the most popular attraction.
Not content to give their samples away
for a measly $6 admission, the Coke executives ensured that the exit
was only reachable by finding your way through the enormous labyrinth
that was the gift shop. From flashing bottle Christmas lights to solid
pewter six packs, the World of Coke has every conceivable item known
to man plastered with the red & white logo; all in an effort to
drain your bank account before you find the way out. Where else would
you want to buy a miniature can of soda at 10 times the price of a regular
size one you get at the corner grocery store?
Spud coughed up for a wagon filled with
the ice cold nectar. Although it almost cost him an arm &
a leg, our resourceful tuber was well prepared with extra limbs stored
in his rear.