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Friday, November 14, 2008

Bipartisan Efforts.

Earlier this week, in a fit of boredom and nostalgia, my co-worker Kat and I were discussing our glorious childhood memories of Hi-C Ecto Cooler. After doing some research into the matter (and discovering that as recent as 2007, unbeknownst to us, Ecto Cooler had been available under a different name), we decided to take action. Kat called Minute Maid to lodge our complaint about the discontinuation of this wonderfully deceiving drink (it was green in color, but tasted of oranges and tangerines). Feeling that simply calling Minute Maid wasn't enough, we decided to take further action by composing an email to President-elect Obama through his website, http://www.change.gov, which encourages everyone to share their hopes for the new government. Despite having voted differently in the election and not seeing eye to eye on politics, Kat and I were able to unite in our common desire to see the return of Ecto Cooler to grocery store shelves. The following was our letter.

I would like to congratulate President-elect Obama on his recent victory. I admired the way the campaign united the country in an atmosphere of hope. That being said, I would like to share my hope for the country.

I would like to see the return of one of the most celebrated drink flavors of all time, Hi-C Ecto Cooler. I have done some research into this matter and found that in 2001, Ecto Cooler had been renamed to Shoutin' Orange Tangergreen and was renamed again in 2006 to Crazy Citrus Cooler, only to be tragically discontinued in 2007. I believe that with the return of this product, the subsequent buying surge would contribute greatly to the economic stimulus this country so despeartely needs. This would be a change for Main Street rather than Wall Street, and its effects would be felt immediately in the hearts and minds of Americans. People from all over the country would be reunited in their joy of the return of this beloved boxed drink. This is change the average American can believe in.

Thank you for taking the time to give a voice to my dream and the dream of countless others.

To answer your question, yes, we get that bored at work.

And yes, we sent the email.

1 comment:

Liam said...

Well you never know... he may reply... in his weekly YouTube addresses...