posted on Dec, 10 2006 @ 05:41 PM
Ah, nothin' like a good potty mouthed rant!
Here here. You know just the other day I was at the mall...went over to StarBucks and bought a regular large coffee for 2.65 CAD. Asked for a cup of
water and the girl put a bottled water on the counter instead. I asked how much it was. 3.65 CAD. More than my damn coffee. So I sneered and asked for
a plain cup of tap water...no ice.
Her entire face wrinkled up into a grimace and you'd have thought I'd asked for her to go dip a cup into the staff toilet or something...
We have no water advisory here anymore...water is safe to drink and I'll be damned if I'll pay more for water than for coffee of the same size!
During the "Water Crisis" in Vancouver...those that didn't have emergency water stored (unlike me who had nearly a full three weeks worth to spare
HA HA suckers!) were out spending upwards of 7 bucks CAD for a 10 Litre (6 Gallons approx?) of water...and no name water to boot! The name brand stuff
was a couple of bucks more and only available in bottled form not jugs so you had to pay double for the recycling deposit!
It was pandemonium.
You are quite right that bottled is rarely better than tap.
Besides most people pay on a state (provincial) or civic level (tax wise and in utilities) for their city water...so the fools buying water are paying