Bring Your Own Cup Day challenges our creativity

A sign displaying the rules of Bring Your Own Cup Day.

A sign displaying the rules of Bring Your Own Cup Day.

A sign displaying the rules of Bring Your Own Cup Day.

Nick Rogoz, Staff Reporter

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This past Saturday was Bring Your Own Cup Day at 7/11, the third best day of the year behind Halloween and Christmas. You can bring anything you want, as long as it fits in a cutout circle that is 10 inches in diameter, for only $1.49. People brought their own Slurpee cups, empty two liter soda bottles, and even gallon milk jugs. If you had the right container, you could be getting upwards of 5 gallons of Slurpee for only $1.49.

Nonetheless, this momentous day is about more than consuming gallons of Slurpee for a dollar and a half.

The day is really about how creative you can be, how large of a container you can bring and still fit within the 10″ diameter rule.  Some stories were flexible with the rule, allowing inflatable rafts or pools, though that might seem like cheating the spirit of the day.  One individual took six empty two-liter bottles, cut off the tops and bottoms, and taped them together.  This fit within the 10″ diameter rule and showed true creativity.

Me?  I took two empty Arizona jugs, taped them together, and they only charged me for one.  I’m pretty sure I was close to achieving 7’11 Nirvana at that moment.

It was extraordinary.

While some may view this day as only a chance to get gallons of Slurpee on the cheap, I view it as a national holiday and a competition, like the Super Bowl, except that everyone can compete.

If there is ever a day to bring us together as a country, it is Bring Your Own Cup Day at 7/11.

About the Writer
Nick Rogoz, Co Editor-in-Chief
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After winning the World Polo Championship for the 25th straight year, Nick had to give up being the Michael Jordan of the polo world after he and his horse broke a combined 10,756 bones in a freak skiing accident. Devastated, Nick tried to find something else to occupy himself. He tried acting, dancing, Johnny Depp impressions, beekeeping, fighting bears, yodeling, doing bagpipe covers of 80’s pop hits, and gardening. After many years of searching, he finally found his true calling, which was 3D printing life size Shia LaBeouf statues.

In reality, I am a junior at RB, and am on my second year with Clarion. I am a story editor this year, and can be reached at [email protected]                                                                  

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Bring Your Own Cup Day challenges our creativity