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Patriots charge people $4.50 for tap water

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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: intrptr
They had to exert force to grab it for you, didn't they
that labor has to be paid for, after all, they are on the clock


Seriously though, you have to expect that you are already paying for entertainment with the understanding that you are not allowed to bring in your own concessions. So either get creative and sneak stuff in, or do as I do, pay $4.50 for a cup at the movie theater and fill it with water at the self serve flavor shot beverage machine. I even refill it when I am empty. Then I usually add an ICEE to it when im about to leave.

Thats only when I bring he kids though. If I go alone, I just use the water fountain. Sometimes people ask why I did not buy the bottle (Dasani). Its the same price, and has less volume ... plus I don't consume coca cola products if I can help. Die hard Pepsi fan.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Last game I went to was SF Giants, Candle Stick park in the 80's.

Saw Barry Bonds hit three homers, one into the Bay. He did it on steroids.

The ticket was free, my company paid for it, the bus ride and the concession.

Woohoo.

Otherwise, I don't 'do' sports, the other 'Opiate' of the masses. So far I have stayed out of discussions about this issue too.

Whatever came over me?



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: intrptr

The cups are counted for inventory control.
When they pour beer or soda on tap it's easy for a vendor to slip in some free ones.
They could have easily counted a few boxes of cups for water under the circumstances.

You're the concession manager signing off on that?

You're fired.

The real manager: "Each cup is four fifty, got it?"


Have you ever been to a sporting event?
There are employees all over the place with radios communicating instructions and other issues.
This would have taken 2 minutes to resolve with stadium management.
I'd bet dollars to donuts that that's exactly what happened. Somebody made the call to charge for tap water.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:50 AM
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Have you ever been to a sporting event?

Have you ever asked for an empty cup?



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

The damn thing better be full of beer...



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: intrptr

The damn thing better be full of beer...

Those cost 8.00.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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people should start kneeling while they drink their water. then the billionaire owner will take notice



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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A fool and his money is soon parted.

Wanna watch high dollar players run around on the field, gotta pay high prices to fund it. Plus the owners have to have an even bigger pay check.

Modern day gladiators and coliseums.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Bottled water is tap water. If you ever buy bottled water you're an idiot. Why would you ever pay for something that is basically free? You bought into marketing and turned off your brain.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: richapau

If you think you can bring your kitchen sink to the stadium then you're the idiot.
You also are not allowed to bring outside drinks into the stadium.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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I just use the drinking fountain. Cost = $0.00 . Or the water dispensers they now have installed for refilling containers you purchased with other beverages. I used to whine about paying for the cup, then I was like "well #, I am here to be entertained, why am I bitching about the cost of the food and drinks??" Thats part of the experience. Its expensive to get everybody a decent wage and pay the venue and make sure everybody has benefits. So people in general can either stop asking for wages disproportionate with the actual complexity of the tasks involved, or pay a little extra for some water which they can ironically have for free.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22


Any water/drinking fountains by the food courts?



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

There are a limited number of drinking fountains in the stadium. On purpose of course.
And they flow slowly so filling cups would take forever.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Bluntone22


Any water/drinking fountains by the food courts?



They have some in the stadium but I can't find the actual number.
Their average attendance this year is over 65k.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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That's somewhat humane. Hopefully they're not attached to the urinals, like at Wrigley Field...home of the CUBS.

I tested the water that comes through our refrigerator. As long as the filter is changed annually, that water is CLEANER than bottled water. Less Chlorine and more Alkaline.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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If Patton were here he'd say, "Stop yer whinin'! Americans love a good fight, and football is war. If you want see a war, you gotta pay the price!"
edit on 26-9-2017 by Namdru because: yeah!



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Bluntone22



Well they ran out so they started selling tap water in soda cups for $4.50.

Thats because the stadium pays that much for the cups, whether they fill them or not.


They buy them from the Air Force I guess.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I guess New England didn't want to be accused of under-inflating again ...



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Sooner or later, NFL will go out of business if current trends continue.
edit on 9/26/2017 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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Considering most bottled water is just reverse osmosis city water they are pretty much paying the same price.



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