ILoveTaB.com: When did you start drinking TaB? What were you doing? In college, etc?
Thomas: Have forgotten when for sure, but it has been over over thirty years [A true TaB addict!]. It was some time in the early 1970s when I was in my 20s and was still trying to find out what to do with my life.
ILoveTaB.com: Does anyone else in your family/circle of friends drink TaB?
Thomas: Yes, my daughter does occasionaly [see picture above]. No one else. I have been able to get one niece and nephoew to drink it, but I have to supply it to them and I don’t like to share my TaB–it is a precious item [We understand completely!]
ILoveTaB.com: How much TaB do you drink daily/weekly/monthly?
Thomas: From 4 to 8 cans a day, depending on what I am doing.
ILoveTaB.com: Is TaB easy to find where you live?
Thomas: Until a year aago I bought from the Coke warehouse in town. But they are owned by Mid-America Coke (Kansas City, MO) and they discontinued selling outside of larger cities. So now I buy from Ozark Coke (Springfield, MO). I do have to call them and order 25 cases at a tme, and then meet a delivery man in El Dorado Springs, MO, which is an 80-mile round trip for me. [Great dedication Thomas!].
ILoveTaB.com: Have you ever brought TaB on a trip with you?
Thomas: Yes, anytime I stay out of town overnight. We visit my daughter and take a half-case for the trip to get there. My son-in-law is in the Army, and so far every base they have been on has had TaB stocked in the PX so I usually get a case or two while I am there as well [Score 1 for the governemnt!]
ILoveTaB.com: Any other TaB related anecdotes or stories?
Thomas: Yes… I used to be a hard drinker and on my way home after a hard night of partying I would stop at a local convienience store and buy a Tab or two (this was 30 years ago when it was sold everywhere locally) and a female friend starting calling me Bat, whic is of course TaB backwards. The name has stuck and to this day she still calls me Bat and not my real name.
ILoveTaB.com: Anything you want to add?
Thomas: I am an avid TaB collector. I have over 30 TaB hourglass glasses, 2 TaB clocks (1 working), TaB business card case, 2 TaB fridge magnets, 5 TaB shirts, several old TaB bottles both 16oz and 20oz (the 20oz is still full!), and 30 or so empty TaB cans from different parts of the country and over 30 years (includes TaB Clear and Caffeine Free). I even have 2 full cans of TaB Energy (which I hate). [Hopefully Thomas can send us some more images of his wonderful TaB collection for our gallery!]
Thanks Thomas, and welcome to the best club in the world 🙂