Water, Water Everywhere

Where did the bottled water craze come from? Until a few years ago, everyone
I knew put water in water jugs and stored them in the refrigerator. They usually
swigged out of them when they were home. At work, they drank from the water
fountain. Then came the push for bottled water. Part of the reason for urging
people to purchase bottled water involved the idea that some of our drinking
water was unsafe. Suddenly store shelves were filled with bottles of crystal
clear water. It cost money, but times were prosperous. It looked cool having
your bottle of water with you. I can’t believe that the public was so easily
convinced to buy bottled water even as they paid their water bills at home.

I drink a bottle of water every morning. I think it’s good for me. I drink it
in the morning because I’m not a water drinker naturally and prefer drinking
water when I’m still a bit asleep. After I have my bottle of water, I drink my
cup of coffee. The bottle I emptied is refilled with tap water and re-deposited
into the refrigerator for the next day. I don’t recall ever buying bottled water
and probably won’t unless something happens to our water purification plant. Despite news articles that have debunked the idea that bottled water is purer than tap water, people continue to empty the grocery shelves of “cool, clear, water — water.”


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Water, Water Everywhere

  1. Issa says:

    I am a water drinker. Drink it all day long.I keep a big pitcher cold in the frig, pour the water in a jug and keep it full all day. I get after my kids for drinking only sodas. And speaking of water we are having torrential rains every day.Good for my day lillies.

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