Welcome to Why on Wednesday in which The eLFonian looks at the hard questions floating around in Cyberspace occupying the pages, and minds, of many a Cyberian. Published each Wednesday, and wholly at the mercy of a continuing proliferation of such questions, The eLFonian analyses these questions in an attempt to find solutions that will return Cyberia to a state of equilibrium.
This week, The eLFonian looks at the perplexing question:
Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?
After pondering this question over a cup of tea and researching some possibilities as to why this phenomenon is occurring, seven likely reasons were revealed through the tea leaves and which were accompanied by a blinding flash of light.
- All three food items look good together on the table (a selfie moment)
- I like the taste of this food combination
- The taste of the diet coke makes the double cheeseburger palatable
- The double cheeseburger stops the bubbles from the diet coke tickling my nose
- I can use the fries to build a tower on the cheeseburger
- It’s a balanced diet – the acid in the diet coke eats away the fat of the burger and chips
- I like the long burp at the end of this meal
Have your say! What do you think? Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke? Your feedback is important and could help Cyberians everywhere so please take a minute to respond to the poll below. Pick your preferred response (one only per reader).
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The Next Why: Next week, The eLFonian will be tackling a question that touches us all.
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