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#1
05-21-2019, 09:09 PM
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## An important question of logic ---about empty cups for the financially challenged

Fact 1: There's a cola machine in Subway Sandwich shops with unlimited refills available to you.
Fact 2: you can buy an empty 20 ounce cup for \$1.65.
Fact 3: you can now fill the cup and drink as much cola as you want.

Fact 4: instead of step 2 above, you can choose to buy a larger, empty 30 ounce cup for \$2.00
Fact 5: if you pay more for the larger empty cup, you can now drink.......the same amount of cola
Huh?

Why for Og's sake would anybody pay an extra 20% for the larger empty cup?

Please enlighten me, folks. I need some help here.
#2
05-21-2019, 09:12 PM
 Charter Member Join Date: May 1999 Location: at the right hand of cool Posts: 40,735
to go
#3
05-21-2019, 09:12 PM
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Taking the soda to go on a road trip or a working driver. Can't refill if you're 40 miles away.
#4
05-21-2019, 09:13 PM
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You fill up the cup, leave the restaurant, and put it in the cup holder of your car. You're not thirsty right now (you drank all you wanted before you left the restaurant), but you will be later. With the cheap cup, you can quench 20 ounces of later thirst. With the more expensive cup, you can quench 30 ounces of later thirst.
#5
05-21-2019, 10:46 PM
 Guest Join Date: Oct 2000 Location: somewhere East of there Posts: 10,464
Besides the above to-go answers, people with small kids &/or mobility issues could fill up once & not need a refill; therefore, not need to get up from their table.

I bet it's hard to carry a soda while using crutches but they would probably bring your food to your table when it's ready but not come back to check on you like a waiter/ess would.
#6
05-22-2019, 05:26 AM
 Charter Member Join Date: May 2001 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 18,202
Say you wanted 30 ounces of cola. If you bought the 20-ounce cup, drank one and then, after a refill, left with and drank the remaining 10 ounces, you would be unable to later empty your bladder into the 20-ounce cup - if the need arose. I'm picturing a road chase of the OJ variety. However, if you had the 30-ounce cup...
#7
05-22-2019, 05:29 AM
 Guest Join Date: Nov 2000 Location: Greater Croydonia Posts: 23,156
In the words of Joy from My Name is Earl, "A small is just a large with more walking."
#8
05-28-2019, 08:49 AM
 Charter Member Join Date: Feb 2003 Posts: 12,193
Quote:
 Originally Posted by don't ask Say you wanted 30 ounces of cola. If you bought the 20-ounce cup, drank one and then, after a refill, left with and drank the remaining 10 ounces, you would be unable to later empty your bladder into the 20-ounce cup - if the need arose. I'm picturing a road chase of the OJ variety. However, if you had the 30-ounce cup...
What, your car doesn't have windows?

But yeah, you only need the larger cup if you want to be able to take more soda with you when you leave. I'm looking at a takeout cup right now where I made the same choice (though as always I opted for the small, as i usually don't even finish that).

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