Stateless Cola

I have just traversed a larger part of the Adriatic, crossing a national border in the process. Now here's the thing. The boat I was on sold cans of Coca Cola bearing the mysterious message: "export product - for maritime consumption only".
What does this mean? I took one such can off the ship. Will drinking it get me arrested? Or is this perhaps a can of Coke without a nationality? More importantly, is it not subject to any law because it is sold and intended to be consumed in international waters? Perhaps the Coca-Cola company found that it had the right to stuff its normally innocent beverage full with all kinds of shady ingredients? Who knows? The full effects of the can will not be felt until some 24 hours after consumption. Will it turn me into a Coca-Cola addict that would make the average crack whore seem stable and well-balanced in comparison? Only time will tell. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a sudden urge for a carbonated beverage...

Posted by cronopio at 04:37 PM, August 17, 2005