Dammit! I just bought a Diet Coke out of a machine in a movie theater and it tasted terrible – I checked the date when the show was over and of course, it was 5 months past expiration. So annoying because you have no way of checking beforehand, and since we were late for the show (theater’s fault again, one box office guy for a mile long line of people) I didn’t think to look and exchange it before going in. Plus, unlike some of the customers I’ve had at MY theater, I don’t feel it’s worth making trouble over one crummy soda. I told an employee on the way out, but I seriously doubt that if the manager has several cases of expired Diet Coke in his closet he’s going to spoil them out and get new ones. This is of course thanks to United Artists’ wonderful practice of having a theater’s “cost of goods sold” effect the manager’s quarterly and yearly bonus. Uh, oops. Not trying to hijack this into a “who hates United Artists’” thread, honest!