JD from Philly writes:
Did you ever notice how NO ONE ever drinks tomato juice? You never see it at anyone's house. You’re never offered it as a drink. Except on an airplane. And I swear at least 3 people in surrounding rows will order tomato juice???????
Good point, JD. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing each of those imbibers has a different motivation. Perhaps Passenger #1 has calculated the cost of tomato juice vs. the cost of Dr. Pepper and, even though he doesn't like tomato juice, is ordering it just to squeeze every last penny out of the airline. Passenger #2 has pondered the staining quality of tomato juice added to the turbulence factor of air travel and ordered the red concoction to support her therapist's postulation that she hates herself. Passenger #3 may be simply offering evidence to God that if he lets this plane land safely she will start making healthier decisions about her life. But I’m no expert and it is quite an interesting observation. Thanks for writing!