I agree that maybe they should take a look at smaller serving sizes of other beverages as well... but I can understand why they chose water. It's not
like you can choose to go to the coca cola fountain, or the mountain dew tap.
I don't entirely agree with some of this:
Originally posted by Lagrimas
Sometimes though Im in town and i feel a bit sick, maybe Im getting flu, or maybe Ive got a bit too hot that day, or Im tired or even hung over.
On that day I am happy to be able to pop in a shop and buy a bottle of water.
Cities are big, and most people drink tap water... but that still doesn't mean that every so often all these people aren't going to have a bad day
and need some fresh healthy tasteless refreshment. that is why shops have it on their shelves, so that people who need a quick hit of refreshment can
We don't want people being sick in the middle of town, do we?
edit on 2-1-2013 by Lagrimas because: (no reason given)
1- I don't believe that's why it's in our shops. It wasn't there 30 years ago. At least not like it is now. Some clever marketer realized that if
they put free water into a cheap plastic bottle and gave it an "exotic" sounding name like "dasani" or "aquafina" people would pay stupid prices
for it. And they did.
2- Water, while very good for you, does not prevent you from being sick if you're already on your way. Not quite sure where you're getting that
3- If I'm not drinking something else (and usually even if I am) I typically have bottled water with me ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE I go. Yet i never
(pretty much ever
) buy bottled water. How do you suppose I pull that off?
I'm sure you figured it out, but for those who need the help: Plastic bottle + tap water = free and reusable bottled water.
IMO some people in western society are way too "pampered" for their own good.