Patti was nominated by her friend Oscar for the ILoveTaB.com TaB Hall of Fame! She looks gorgeous in her TaB tshirt and that wonderful vintage TaB poster is fantastic!
Here is what Patti had to say when we interviewed her…
Patti started drinking TaB when I was 9 as a result of a bottle of Tab getting mixed up in a 6 pack of 26oz bottles of Coca Cola.
What a great surprise!
She is the only TaB drinker in her circle of friends and family. However, she has converted several friends from the other energy drinks to TaB Energy.
She drink 4-6 6 packs of TaB per week, when she can find it!
Us TaBbies know what that is like!
The Manager at Patti’s local grocery store does a great job trying to keep TaB on the shelves for her, though sometimes someone else beats her to it!
I think most of us have unfortunately been through this 🙁
Like other TaB addicts, she has taken TaB with her when she travels on business.
What frustrates Patti, (like many of us) is that she has noticed that when Coca Cola products are on sale, TaB is never included, and she wonders why.
We wonder was well! My advice to to contact Coca-Cola directly – keep calling until you get someone knowledgeable – and tell them about this. 99% of the time the grocery store is in the wrong, and TaB should also be on sale!
Patti says “I have sent emails to Coca Cola several times inquiring where I can find TaB memorabilia. I have spent a fortune buying Coca Cola collectibles for my Mom and have looked everywhere for items.
I am a true TaBaholic!”
Dennis nominated Jane for the TaB Hall of Fame in early September, 2005. He says:
“My wife, Jane, is the biggest Tab-aholic I know. Sheâ€™s been drinking it for as long I have known her, since 1982. And when I say drinking, I mean tons. When she went on a business trip to Jamaica, she packed it in her luggage. When we moved from the Midwest to Maryland, she called the local Coke distributor to find out what store carried Tab. When we moved to Missouri, we had to do the same thing…
Here is a photo of Jane (with her mom) and of course her Tab. She is never far from Tab. As I mentioned, she packs it in her bag when we vacation. Makes for heavy luggage. When we lived in an area with no cans of Tab, she had neighbors scouring the countryside. One guy found six cases of Tab in a country store, and bought ALL of them for Jane…
Jane drinks less Tab now than she did a few years ago. When we first met, she was drinking 8-10 cans a day. Sheâ€™s cut down to 2-3 now! She still is not happy unless she has some in the fridge. When we go to see her parents in Milwaukee, we stock up at the storeâ€¦they sell the elusive refrigerator 12 pack there. We generally will return to St. Louis with as much as the truck will hold! ”
Dennis, Jane is lucky to have you–how would she carry all the TaB without your help? 😉
Our first TaB Hall of Fame inductee is Jim Rice, who was brought to our attention by a write-in campaign from his adoring co-workers. Jim is the TaB-swilling Financial Aid Director at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota.
It’s been a long month, so for Jim’s birthday his staff threw a TaB-themed party, dressed in pink and white and prepared him an amazingly pink TaB cake. (Nice job with the logo, by the way.)
Happy Birthday Jim, from everyone at ILoveTaB.com. Cheers!