Friday, September 05, 2008

Bottled water is for suckas

"I ain't gonna pay a dollar for a bottle of something that's not fermented or carbonated."

-- Joltin' Django

I've always reserved special scorn for people who purchase bottled water. Mainly 'cause bottled water costs about 5 cents per ounce, while gasoline costs about 2-3 cents per ounce. You don't have to be a math whiz to know that you're getting screwed when you buy a bottle of something that you can get for free in virtually every public building, and a lot of private buildings, across this great land.

That said, I can't help but laugh when I see stories like this:

"[S]even very famous chefs and sommeliers from Michelin-starred restaurants in London did a blind tasting of ten different waters from various rivers across England. Since they are chefs, they have a very sophisticated palate. They used the lexicon of wine-tasting to describe the different waters as 'complex,' 'having a floral note,' having 'good character' and being “honest and unpretentious. The water from the Severn Trent taps was 'a mountain stream of freshness' (it came first) and that from Anglia was “pure and palatable” (it was second).

"The organizers popped in a bottle of mineral water (no brand mentioned) and low and behold; it came in eighth in the list of ten."


Brian Stanley said...

I like that quote almost as much as the quote on the top of your page. Almost.

Anonymous said...

The best way to drink water with no chemicals is to get a filtered pot and keep it in your refrigerator.