'These aren't the Cokes you're looking for....'

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2011/08/11 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2011/08/11/10194739.aspx

It happens on a fairly regular basis.

I'll be heading back to my office after grabbing some food really quick.

Maybe it will be a "cheesy chuck" burger from 26, the only cafeteria that properly makes this poorly named but tasty dish.

Or maybe the "Thai spicy" panang curry with chicken/spicy crispy chicken the 9 Typhoon statin provides whenever they see me.

Anyway, I'll be in the kitchen on the way back with my lunch, and people will see me grab 4 cokes.

Yes, FOUR CANS of Coca-Cola.

They will look at me funny.

Sometimes they'll say something.

Or even ask about them....

Either way, I'll just shrug and smile, and roll on.

But I'll tell you the truth -- this is to combat the problem I have with remembering to go to the kitchen.

In fact, on the average I forget to pick up the soda half the time.

I'll drink two cans, and put the other two in the fridge.

Then I'll drain that cache on those days when I forget to grab them.

So really it's only ever two at a time!


I still prefer Limonata, but only at home now; transporting it to work was just getting too complicated....

Raymond Chen - MSFT on 11 Aug 2011 7:31 AM:

I always smile when I see the name "Cheesy Chuck" show up on the register. Maybe they should name one of their large salads a "Kinger Berg"?

Joshua on 11 Aug 2011 9:28 AM:

"A programmer is a machine for turning caffine into code."

ErikF on 11 Aug 2011 11:24 AM:

I thought that Microsoft had programming fluid available all over the place. Is this still true, or is simply easier to get your stash of caffeine from the cafeteria? Also, never having been to Microsoft ever, what's the food like in general? 'Cause that burger looks pretty good! :-)

Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Aug 2011 1:32 PM:

I get mine from the kitchen - less crowded than the cafeteria....

The burger is delicious!

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