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Monday, August 07, 2006

You Got the Power

From all the numbers that Julia Havey used to argue her lawsuit against Coke, it seems like she had given the company too much power. According to Julia Havey, a marketing gimmick by Coke will drive people to drink 151 cans of soda everyday for 300 days. It will get us to buy 45,000 cans of Coke products. It will force us to spend $6,500 on Coke products within less than a year. It will make us consume 9,770,000 calories and gain the weight of a pickup truck to get the top prize. It will make us drink to death.

It boils down to who has the power to control your lives, Coke or you? You got the power!

Giving Coke so much power doesn’t sound like a sound approach to promote personal responsibilities. If Julia Havey’s arguments had any validity, someone can sue Domino’s Pizza for their buy-one-get-one-free promotion. Here is why. There are far more people with diabetes than those with hyponatremia and a Domino’s Pizza costs much less than 45,000 cans of soda. If the first pizza doesn’t do enough harm to a diabetic person, the second one will do the trick. Therefore, you can sue Domino’s Pizza for attempted murder by targeting diabetic patients.

All the numbers that she used came from good math but bad logic. She mentioned that 2 leading nutritionists often treated people who can’t stop drinking water even though their bodies have enough (hyponatremia). My question is: did the 2 leading nutritionists know what percentage of the population have this condition? Her argument made it sounded like Coke was targeting these people with this rare condition, without mentioning the fact that the promotion was aimed at the general public. 99.99% of the general public have well-functioning brains that will prevent them from drinking to death.

If Julia Havey’s arguments had any validity, someone can Domino’s Pizza for their buy-one-get-one-free promotion. Here is why. There are far more people with diabetes than those with hyponatremia and a Domino’s Pizza costs much less than 45,000 cans of soda. If the first pizza doesn’t do enough harm to a diabetic person, the second one will do the trick. Therefore, you can sue Domino’s Pizza for attempted murder by targeting diabetic patients.

1 Comments:

  • I wholeheartedly agree that the power of control is within me and not the product or my surroundings in question. Too many people give a food or an event power that really belongs to them. I tire of people not taking personal responsiblity for their own actions. If I drink a Coke or a beer or swamp water, it's my choice. None of those items made me do it.

    By Anonymous Donna, at 9:58 AM  

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