Amy Pollick, The Decatur Daily
A few months ago, we told you about the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau coming across a Diet Mountain Dew bottle that no one on staff could open.
The staff jokingly informed Ronnie Dukes, marketing manager for Pepsi Cola Bottling of Decatur, and Dukes, who is a bureau board member commonly known as the Pepsi man, sent one of his employees to deliver a bottle they could open.
The rest of the story: The bureau kept the stubborn bottle and repeatedly asked visitors to try opening it. All failed. So at a recent board lunch meeting, the staff placed the bottle in front of unsuspecting Dukes. They expected to see him struggle and get a good laugh. Instead, Dukes unscrewed it, seemingly without straining.
“To be able to open that bottle, he really had to be the Pepsi man,” said bureau business manager Sharon Holder.