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(WMUR New Hampshire)   Poland Springs has a new flavor - gasoline   (wmur.com) divider line 35
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2013-02-22 05:14:05 PM
Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.
 
2013-02-22 05:14:31 PM
That's retardant.
 
2013-02-22 05:16:39 PM
You've got water in my gasoline.
You've got gasoline in my water.
Two great tastes together in one bottle.
 
2013-02-22 05:16:56 PM
What kind of a dick puts gasoline into a bottle, and then returns the bottle?  "I gotta get my deposit back, if it means somebody else drinks contaminated water, no skin off my nose.  My deposit is more important."
 
db2
2013-02-22 05:17:14 PM
Something Passed By.
 
2013-02-22 05:17:25 PM
Mr Pitt unavailable for comment.
 
2013-02-22 05:17:27 PM
Probably better than the usual cardboard taste.
 
2013-02-22 05:19:10 PM
Uh oh...
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2013-02-22 05:19:26 PM
www.copypress.com

Low hanging fruit
 
2013-02-22 05:20:11 PM

FloydA: Uh oh...
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Shakes tiny fist
 
2013-02-22 05:20:55 PM
Octane Energy Drink is going to sue the pants off them!
 
2013-02-22 05:22:22 PM
Regularly buying and consuming bottled water is for suckers.
 
2013-02-22 05:23:23 PM
New Frakking flavor!
 
2013-02-22 05:34:36 PM

Precision Boobery: Regularly buying and consuming bottled water is for suckers.


We're on a well system that has pretty high levels of nitrates and other nasty stuff. Just because they chlorinate the crap out of it doesn't mean it's good for you.
So yeah, we buy 5 gallon jugs for drinking.
You wanna fight about it?

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2013-02-22 05:38:48 PM

cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.


I'm shocked that's not what they're doing for all of them, regardless of recent hurricanes.
 
2013-02-22 05:39:43 PM
Cross country truckers also use those containers and not for gas.
 
2013-02-22 05:40:13 PM
Nope, that's just what spring water from Poland smells like.
 
2013-02-22 05:48:51 PM

cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.


Assuming that's even possible with the type of plastic used (not all plastics can be recycled), they'd have to deal with the labels and caps for each bottle before they can be processed. And each time they are broken down and re-used, the quality of the plastic degrades, often significantly. It's easier and cheaper to sterilize and refill them. There's also nothing wrong with that approach 99.9% of the time... until some dipsh*t decides to return a bottle they used for holding hazardous chemicals and nobody catches it.

Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=
 
2013-02-22 06:00:29 PM

FloydA: Uh oh...
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Torgo_of_Manos: [www.copypress.com image 560x292]

Low hanging fruit


It could explain why he was so thirsty, and well played, the both of you
 
2013-02-22 06:05:18 PM

Maud Dib: We're on a well system that has pretty high levels of nitrates and other nasty stuff. Just because they chlorinate the crap out of it doesn't mean it's good for you.
So yeah, we buy 5 gallon jugs for drinking.
You wanna fight about it?


Jugged water is a little better.  It's not as good as canned water,  but leagues above boxed water.  And don't get me started on bagged water.
 
2013-02-22 06:06:22 PM

leonel: Nope, that's just what spring water from Poland smells like.


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2013-02-22 06:21:47 PM
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Directions
1. Mix one bottle of dry gas with one bottle of Poland Spring
2. Allow the dry gas to absorb the water
3. Separate the gas from the dry gas-water mixture.
4. Discard the dry gas - water mixture
5. Add the remaining gas to your tank
6. Profit, I guess...
 
2013-02-22 07:01:02 PM

FloydA: Uh oh...
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Hey, if "drill baby drill" is your platform...
 
2013-02-22 07:09:00 PM

Kibbler: What kind of a dick puts gasoline into a bottle, and then returns the bottle?  "I gotta get my deposit back, if it means somebody else drinks contaminated water, no skin off my nose.  My deposit is more important."

Yup. my thoughts exactly.  Let that deposit go, cause once you possibly poison the next person, it's gone man.

I often wonder abotu situations like this, is it plain ignorance (stupidity) , or general I don'give a farkedness...
 
2013-02-22 07:44:40 PM

Kibbler: What kind of a dick puts gasoline into a bottle, and then returns the bottle?  "I gotta get my deposit back, if it means somebody else drinks contaminated water, no skin off my nose.  My deposit is more important."


A libertarian?
 
2013-02-22 07:58:59 PM

Kibbler: What kind of a dick puts gasoline into a bottle, and then returns the bottle?  "I gotta get my deposit back, if it means somebody else drinks contaminated water, no skin off my nose.  My deposit is more important."


Marco Rubio, presumably.
 
2013-02-22 08:00:43 PM

Smidge204: cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.

Assuming that's even possible with the type of plastic used (not all plastics can be recycled), they'd have to deal with the labels and caps for each bottle before they can be processed. And each time they are broken down and re-used, the quality of the plastic degrades, often significantly. It's easier and cheaper to sterilize and refill them. There's also nothing wrong with that approach 99.9% of the time... until some dipsh*t decides to return a bottle they used for holding hazardous chemicals and nobody catches it.

Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=


These bottles are not the small 500ml bottles you buy in the store. Those bottles are recycled as they are so thin that reusing them is impossible, and sorting out each water companies bottles from the waste stream would be near to impossible also. These are 3 and 5 gallon jugs typically used in water dispensers.

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This kind of water jug
 
2013-02-22 08:27:02 PM
I've often wondered whether these empty water jugs could be an attack vector for someone looking to do something...anti-social.  The Poland Springs recall suggests their decontamination and sterilization procedures are inadequate.  In some ways, the vendor depends on customers to use the honor system and not muck with the bottles.
 
2013-02-22 08:32:59 PM
James Hetfield not impressed.

/waits for the 'gimmie fue gimmie fie' pic
 
2013-02-22 08:45:37 PM
Oh great!  Culinary thread.  I've been dying to ask your opinion on a matter of great importance.  Which is better paired with pan-seared red snapper, gasoline tainted water or tincture of Asian female?
 
2013-02-22 08:55:51 PM

Snuffybud: Smidge204: cgraves67: Why would the company even run the risk of reusing those containers? They should all be melted down and reformed.

Assuming that's even possible with the type of plastic used (not all plastics can be recycled), they'd have to deal with the labels and caps for each bottle before they can be processed. And each time they are broken down and re-used, the quality of the plastic degrades, often significantly. It's easier and cheaper to sterilize and refill them. There's also nothing wrong with that approach 99.9% of the time... until some dipsh*t decides to return a bottle they used for holding hazardous chemicals and nobody catches it.

Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=

These bottles are not the small 500ml bottles you buy in the store. Those bottles are recycled as they are so thin that reusing them is impossible, and sorting out each water companies bottles from the waste stream would be near to impossible also. These are 3 and 5 gallon jugs typically used in water dispensers.


i105.photobucket.com 
This kind of water jug

Now, see, if Rubio had reached over and grabbed one of these and chugged it, I'd actually be kind of impressed.  The "whoa, I'm flailing, better do some product placement so that at least I'll get a couple of bucks out of this from sponsors" move that he did, not so much.
 
2013-02-22 09:06:30 PM

Smidge204: Perhaps a simple new rule: Since there zero reason to remove the cap entirely, use that as evidence of tampering. If the cap is damaged or missing, no refund on the deposit.
=Smidge=


No good.  We've got a water cooler that requires removing the cap entirely.
 
2013-02-22 09:11:58 PM
 
2013-02-22 10:54:41 PM

SpdrJay: Mr Pitt unavailable for comment.


Came for this. Luckily, only took 6 posts.
 
2013-02-22 11:03:08 PM
When asked for comment, Chester Burnett said:
"Well I ask her for water, and she bring me gasoline"
 
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