That doesn't sound as bad as my "Shock and Dismay" from this Saturday. I called up SCT for a parts quote, said "TLCA" in regards to "..affiliation?" and finished the conversation. 15 minutes later I get a call from Dave G. saying the part guy was saying I was "..pretending I was from MTA and trying to use their discount...".
Lotsa fun having to explain to Dave (MTA-treasurer) and Phil (MTA-president) via phone I did no such thing, nor would I ever do that. Nothing like having someone tell something untrue and make you look bad, huh, not to mention it could have came back on PMC if I didn't follow up on it and have to apologize for someone else's mistake.
As to the SOBE bottling..
Maybe they figure people can't make them explode anymore since the plastic will melt first?
I don't have a glass sobe bottle on hand or a mickeys big mouth bottle either but if I recall correctly they both have a wide cap with a healthy threaded section. You just might have to try a refreshing malt beverage.