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heyitscory t1_iyliik9 wrote

Sure, we had to pay for Pepsi out of the Pepsi machines, but the Pepsi-branded book covers were free, and totally radical.

And mandatory. Book covers were mandatory. Sure, you could use a shopping bag, but I just turned the Pepsi ones inside out, and doodled on the white side. By my senior year, the ads were double sided.


OrgeGeorwell t1_iymkdi1 wrote

Are you joking? I’m super confused about these bookcovers.


Darwins_Dog t1_iyn6l2g wrote

It was a thing for me in grade school (I think that's what they mean) because the books had to last for at least a decade. We had to have paper covers to protect them (or maybe just hide years of damage idk).


OrgeGeorwell t1_iynld5g wrote

Yeah but they were forced to advertise for coke? That’s gross as hell


NexexUmbraRs t1_iynzps7 wrote

Possibly the books were donated by coke/Pepsi on condition that they'd have book covers. Yes it's gross but it also makes some sense if they can't get funding elsewhere.

And this is why socialized education is important.