6/17/11

Everywhere I turn...


I spent two and a half days surrounded by people from Coca-Cola.


We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, conveniently owned by Coke, which was located across the street from their amazing headquarters. There were coke products in the fridge, a coke bag of full of coke goodies, and coke chocolates on the tables.


The coke people surrounded us with incredible and talented representatives who shared their lives and their philosophies about living positively. We were served a plethora of coke beverages all the while.


They took us on tours through the coke headquarters; the Coke museum and the Coke store.


Basically we were wrapped in all things Coke for 2.5 days.


It took two separate flights and a lot of scurrying to finally land me on the tiny plane that would finally deposit me in my little town of Smithfield, Oregon. That particular commuter plane held about fifteen people, and honestly I thought we might have to flap our wings to help it actually make it off the runway.


I was seated next to a distinguished older gentleman, who brilliantly engaged me in conversation to distract me from the fact that we were flying in what appeared to be a thousand year old propeller airplane.


After he asked me what I did for a living, I turned to him and repeated the same question.


“What do YOU do?” I asked him with a smile.



“I work for the Coca Cola Corporation.”





How nice of them to send someone to walk me the whole way home…

25 comments:

Rick Daley said...

Did you get the secret formula?

Or did you ask for a Pepsi? That would go over well, I'm sure.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Coke ..... it's the real thing.
Could not help myself.

Lucia said...

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony...

Brian Miller said...

ha...be careful they may still be watching...

aBroad said...

Awww ... Things go better with Coke ..
Happy Friday !

Cheryl D. said...

I know Coke will never invite me to their HQ after I type this (but really, I don't think they'd invite me anyway under any circumstances), but it would have been a hoot to take out a smuggled Pepsi and start drinking it there! LOL

(for the record, I do prefer Coke over Pepsi--I just have the sensibilities of a 14 year old).

Sex'n'Fries said...

Good to know some companies are doing well. Did you get lots of free stuff...lol?

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You have some pretty cool adventures. I'm a big fan of Coke Zero so I would've drank myself into an oblivion!

Magpie said...

was he amused by your adventure?

Sue said...

They sound like a class act. I'm glad you got some time away for yourself!

Take care, Sue

CarrieAnn said...

Now I'm thirsty!

noexcuses said...

What a nice little getaway! Did you make some new friends? Bet you brought home lots of souva's for the family!

I think you really appreciate a company so much more when they let you peek inside of their doors! Glad you had the opportunity to go!

Joanie said...

Diet Cooke with Lime ... and a shot or two of Captain Morgan. yum!

Gigi said...

Rats! Lucia beat me to it!

Now I've got that jingle running around in my head.

WV LeAnn said...

Drinking a tall glass of Diet Coke right now and chillin out on a Friday night. Sounds like you had a good time and so deserved!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I'm a cherry coke girl myself....sounds like a fun but different adventure!

Anna Lefler said...

Aw, well, now I'm thirsty. And also jonesing to go on vacation...

Thanks, btw, for your sweet congratulatory comment on my blog! I truly appreciate that!

Hope all is well, VM, and talk soon!

XO

A.

Kathy said...

I heart me some Diet Coke. Did you get to take any home? Any swag? fun stuff!

Everyday Goddess said...

that's pretty funny! i hope your next gig will be with mercedes, you could wind up with a brilliant new ride!

J.J. in L.A. said...

It was Fate! lol! I've been on one of those 'prop jobs' and I've never had a scarier flight! Glad you're home safe...and full of Coke. : )

Joanna Jenkins said...

Glad to hear Coke treated you royally. You deserve it!!!!
Welcome home.
xo jj

Pseudo said...

sounds a bit big brother...

Jeanne said...

I've been on that plane--scary!

That Janie Girl said...

So - is it time for a Coke?

Sherri said...

Oh, that's funny! I read the wrap-up post first, and this one made me laugh.