Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles. What a dumb dumb dumb idea.
Betep: I thought San Fran recycled.
reaperducer: For years, governments did everything they could to get people to drink more water. Then when people started drinking water, they taxed it out the wazoo, or worse -- made it illegal, like in this story.For years, governments did everything they could to get people to smoke less. Now they're legalizing smoking marijuana in order to get that sweet, sweet tax money they're so addicted to.What a crazy world we live in today.
Molavian: Luckily, you can still buy bottled water on private property.Like everywhere you buy it now.
gfid: Persnickety: One of the most foolish consumer trends I've seen arise within my lifetime has been the notion of selling water in little plastic bottles. What a dumb dumb dumb idea.It's quite the marketing ploy, isn't it?I still can remember seeing pitchers of water served to tables. Then came this myth that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day that got pushed, but nobody could really cite any research.That's when a lot of idiots stopped pointing and laughing at Evian drinkers and noting that Evian spelled backwards in "naive".I thought it funny when I was given a bottled water and noticed it had a "manufacture date" all the way down to the minute when it was bottled and an expiration date exactly one year later (although not down to the minute).I always wondered what would happen to that water one year after it was bottled.
dangelder: Bla bla fascism, but I'm in favor of this experiment. The costs of bottled water are subsidized by us all and maybe forcing everyone to use the municipal water will keep it from turning into something used only by the poor and chronically underfunded.
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