Coca Cola bottle with a Pepsi Cola cap
I smiled when I read about the Coco Cola bottle with the Pepsi Cola cap, kept for a quarter of a century, and that “not too many people will keep a bottle of drink without opening it for 25 years”: I am happy to say that I am one of the ‘not too many people’.
At last I have found someone of like mind and a compatriot at that. In 1987 I took a holiday in what was then Yugoslavia, and spent the time in the city of Porec on the Istrian Coast, part of Croatia. While there, I bought a large bottle of Istravino Domachi Rum, 40 Vol. 1987, No. 070481 and I have kept it intact ever since. I was never tempted to open the bottle and, as events unfolded there, I had ideas about disposal.
Talk about coincidences – my maiden name was the same as the Pepsi Cola chap’s, we bought the bottles in the same year in a foreign country and have kept them intact with almost the same idea in mind! However, I would only let mine go to help a Charity for the elderly and infirm.
It would be interesting to know how many others have similar stuff at least a quarter-of-a-century old stored in cupboards!