Sound Destruction: I DON'T KNOW WHY

Monday, January 02, 2006

I DON'T KNOW WHY

...but when I get a beverage on a plane I get ginger ale.

I never drink ginger ale

(unless I am in the air I guess)

maybe it tastes better up there.

11 Comments:

Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

It is one of life's imponderables, isn't it?

12:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Kenya said...

I do too! That or Snappy Tom. Kinda strange, isn't it...

1:34 PM  
Blogger tlm said...

That's like me with tomato juice. It's something I never think of having (or even buying) here at home.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

No lie, on my last flight the stewardess asked what I'd like to drink and I ordered ginger ale and thought to ask myself why I always do that on a plane and never on earth. Is this as weird as your sister finding another 47 obsessive?

7:57 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Brave souls all. I just get water on the plane. In case I spill it on myself, or somethin'.
'Course Ginger Ale doesn't stain that much. But water doesn't stain at all.

8:48 PM  
Blogger tlm said...

If you Google ginger ale and airplane, you'll find some interesting articles on this phenomenon.

9:53 PM  
Blogger strider said...

from http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2005-11-29/charnas-tomatojuice

"According to American Airlines, one out of every 10 drinks served on domestic flights is ginger ale. For Southwest, it’s lower, one out of every 20. But on the ground, for every 100 soft drinks consumed in the United States, fewer than three are ginger ales, according to John Sicher, editor and publisher of Beverage Digest. And although Sicher’s magazine doesn’t compile data on juices, he thinks there’s no way that earthbound tomato juice sales even approach the 6 percent to 7 percent reported by the two airlines."

very interesting!

i guess i don't feel so weird anymore.

10:58 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

Happy New Year!

I can relate to this. I do the same thing. I think it's supposed to settle the stomach. Mom (TLP) always had me drink ginger ale when I was sick.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

I do the same thing, I always get Cranberry juice and I almost never drink it on earth.
Considering that a plane bounces around so much, I would get something with a little less color..

11:35 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

My tummy doesn't much care for flying, so I always get either Ginger Ale or Coke - both for the reasons AP3 said.

Doug are you calling me weird? I resemble that accusation.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Blogrank said...

Tonic water or cranberry juice for me! I just love it up there!

7:09 PM  

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