This morning I managed to pull a stunt that in a movie would be lame at best, but which doesn’t generally happen in real life.

1. Go out to my car this morning to go to work.
2. Notice some mail on the garage floor.
3. Put my bottle of iced tea on the top of the car.
4. Retrieve mail.
5. Get in car, start car.
6. Open sunroof.
7. Iced tea falls on my head.

The irony here is that about a month ago, I sent email to Lipton complaining about the fact that they had switched from glass to plastic bottles, since I believed it changed the taste (this turns out not to be the case).

But if that bottle that fell on my head had been glass, it might have knocked me out (which actually might have made the story funnier). So now I feel like I should write them another letter thanking them for making this “safety improvement”, for those of us too dumb to retrieve our drinks from the top of the car before opening the sunroof.

UPDATE: I sent email to Lipton regarding this incident, and got the following reply:

Hi Anne,

Thanks so much for writing!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our product. Our corporate goal is
“meeting the everyday needs of people everywhere”. It is truly rewarding when
our consumers feel strongly about our brands and take the time to communicate
with us directly.

We are happy to hear that you are ok, with no concussion.

Thanks for sharing your favorable comments!
Your friends at Lipton

3 Responses to “Stupid People Tricks: Iced Tea”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jack says:

    that was absolutely hilarious, i can think of a list of some stupid things I’ve done; but none of them were this intricate.

  3. lonni says:

    haha. this makes me feel better about myself. thanks.

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