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A free drink in town
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Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 21:25:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was younger and went to town you could find free water most everywhere if you got thirsty.Most often a cold water fountain was in most business places.If not a station nearby had one.You could also get a drink from the water hose that was by the pumps for cars to fill their raditors.Along with that free air to air your bike tire up.But we have progressed to the point you seldom find free water,You buy it in bottles.It has become a trend to be seen drinking bottled water.There are several brands available.My guess it it all came from the Earth then evaporated into the sky and later back to the ground again to be harvested by these folks who bottle it.They might run it through a screen then name it,But it is water like the rest. The clocks that used to be seen in and out front of businesses back then are missing too.Free time is gone.It gave way to change also.Remember when they say change they hope you interprit that to be progress.

Willy-N    Posted 07-11-2003 at 07:18:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drink bottled water all the time. I don't like the taste of the water in town they put clorine in it. A nice ice cold bottle of water on a hot summer day is nice going down. I just fill the bottles off my well and put it in the refrig to get cold. Saved a bunch of bottles from our fire and just refill them. Our fire dept gets them by the case to have when needed and I save the bottles to refill. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 07-11-2003 at 07:42:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy,,The reason made a big deal on the water is because of the cost. It cost more than cokes or milk.. You might try this and get rich..Get a canner machine,,Can the great Wash state air and market it.The most healthy time of my life was in Washington state when I ran five miles a day.I felt good all the time too..Never sice then have i been that healthy.So can that air and try selling it to NYC. >>>>>>Work,,Boss called!

Willy-N    Posted 07-11-2003 at 19:30:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
The air is nice up here unless you are down wind from the fires. Water in bottles around here is more than Gasoline! Now if I could figure how to use it in my truck my well would be worth $$$$. Mark H.

jimbob    Posted 07-11-2003 at 05:45:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I found it wierd that bottle water would sell for same or higher price than pop (soda)!

Lenore    Posted 07-11-2003 at 07:08:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read the fine print on the lable of some "Spring Water".
It said it came from the Houston city water supply.
It is in very small print.
People will pay for all sorts of things without knowing what it is. :-)

Salmoneye    Posted 07-11-2003 at 02:28:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
The whole story of bottled water in one word...

Spell 'Evian' backwards to find the answer...

Donna from Mo    Posted 07-11-2003 at 01:52:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One place is famous for free water, and I believe they still offer it. Anyone who has ever visited the Black Hills of South Dakata remembers Wall Drug. I've read their story in Guideposts, and it's a great one: It goes to show that "he that is greatest among you shall be your servant" (Matthew 23:11) is a principle that really works!

Ivey    Posted 07-11-2003 at 02:22:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a story! Now I'm all misty........:)

Ron/PA    Posted 07-11-2003 at 00:23:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
A sad commentary, but true. I drive truck and haul bottled water for a living. I have been doing this for the last 2 years. Believe it or not hauling water pays more than 2 times what I made hauling fuel.
I used to stand in our fuel stop, listening to drivers complain about $1.50 for a gallon of diesel, while drinking a bottle of water @ $1.00 for a pint,,,, and on the few occasions that I made mention of this, I was promptly invited to perform acts upon myself that are humanly impossible!
I still don't drink bottled water, even though I can get it for free, and the springs we get it from are some of the best water around. It just ain't natural for me to be sucking water out of a plastic bottle,,
Some days I just want to stop in a school, so I can grab a slurp out of a good old fashion drinking fountain, they were a novelty to us country kids.

Redneck    Posted 07-11-2003 at 02:51:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only thing that I like about bottled water is the fact that I don't have to drink after whoever just slurrped the water fountain.I still like dippers,only I want one just for me.....and maybe my dogs.

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