This may just be people I know, but does anyone else have non-Diet Coke-drinking friends/acquaintances who try to tell you that Diet Coke has sugar and/or calories in it? I seem to know a lot of people who think that drinking Diet Coke will make you gain weight, but aside from a minimal amount of water rentention that comes from drinking any soda, DC is only water and (really tasty) chemicals. Are people all over the world this ignorant? Do they simply fear what they do not understand? Is it actually a cry for help, an unconscious yearning to appreciate Diet Coke in the way we addicts do?