"Yes, I'd like a large Baja Blast please," I say to the talk box at my local Taco Bell.
"We don't have that right now."
It's the only reason I chose Taco Bell. They carry my favorite soda that, incidentally, is only carried at the restaurant.
I pout a little and order something else, wondering out loud to my kids if they discontinued the drink.
It wouldn't surprise me. It started with my favorite pink lipstick in high school. Next was my favorite de-frizzing hair product. Then there was Pepsi Light, my favorite soda that was Diet and Pepsi with a hint of lemon. Discontinued. All of them. I get wary now when I settle on a product, wondering if the manufacturer will dangle this product just long enough to get me addicted then jerk it off the market. Either that or I have weird taste and love unpopular products.
Mostly, I think I'm just jinxed. So if you have a favorite product, don't get me hooked on it. It may not be around much longer.