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Old 06-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Talking Very Short Quiz for People Over 40

I was thirsty and wanted some water. That got me to thinking. Not always a good thing! LOL Anyway, for those of you over 40, here is your quiz:

1. Do you remember when you were younger and said, "Someday they're going to start charging us for water?"

2. What is your favorite brand of bottled water?

That's it. Just two little questions. I never thought I would be paying to buy water, but I do!

Barbara

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Wait till they start charging us for breezing!

And the answers are yes and I do not have one.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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I know what you mean!

BTW my answers are yes and Poland Springs.

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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No and I don't buy bottled water.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Yes, and I dont buy water.

By the way, the bottled water craze has come full circle.

First it was CLEAN PURE WATER.

Then, they added some flavor.. CLEAR KOOL AID

Now, they have added one more ingredient to the flavored water:

CARBONATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you say SODA???? Sure you can.

I will laugh whenever I see someone toting around an Everclear Carbonated Flavored Water bottle, thinking they are healthier because they are drinking water instead of soda.

The Marketing World should be complimented for the entire "Water" marketing campaign. It was brilliant!
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:37 PM   #6
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I have to wait 5 years to answer that...
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:25 PM   #7
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GrillingFool ... while I see your perspective, is it worth conceding that bottled water is a healthier choice than a can or bottle of soda? Frankly, I have a kidney issue and have no choice but to drink enough to pee a certain amount each day. If it keeps me out of the other vending machine, it's not necessarily a bad choice. For me, in situations where there is not a fountain or fresh source, I think those marketing people deserve a big ole wet sloppy kiss, thankyouverymuch. :)

p.s. bottled water can be a real Godsend in disasters as well.

p.s.s. No I do not recall that saying, but I like Figi although I can't afford it. My parents have access to the very best (and coldest!) water down by the river in Seney (upper Michigan). Since that's 4 hours away, I try to stick with the Artesian water versus "spring water" varieties, but always buy what's cheapest (as long as it doesn't say purified or filtered).
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
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In Iowa, on Hiway 20 somewhere the other side of Petersburg I think, there is a roadside rest area with an artesian well. The water just comes up out of the ground and is always cold even in mid summer. We used to stop there all the time to fill a bottle or two.

The problem with sodas is they are made with high fructose corn syrup, we prefer the Mexican or Caribbean sodas made with cane sugar. There is also a locale manufacturer or two here that uses cane sugar. We like the taste better and it is not as bad as the high fructose corn syrup is.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #9
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Andrea...
When the bottled water has flavor and carbonation added, it is no longer "bottled water".
It is a soda.
A carbonated, sweetened bottle of water.
Might as well have a Diet Coke.

If you want to drink bottled water, be my guest. I understand that many people prefer it to tap water.
It just amazes me that people will pay so much for some of them, when you can get it from your sink.
You might have gathered, I am not in the "bottled is better water" camp.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:39 AM   #10
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Depends on where you live, some places like with Stacy bottled is safer and better, or at least a really really good filter on the tap. At our place in the country in Iowa growing up we had to move to putting stuff in the well and filtering because of all the chemicals the farmers dumped on their land, made it undrinkable otherwise.
Myself, my tap is good and I don't even have to worry about a filter so I only buy bottled water when I am out as it is better than even diet pop (even it can be bad for you). I once did a taste test in the kitchen between cold tap water, water thru the fridge which has a filter on it, and bottled water. No one could tell any differences between the fridge water and the bottled water except with Fiji water (love that stuff). There was a difference between the tap water and the fridge and bottled water, but that is taste not necessity or safety.
I agree with GF though, the line between the flavored waters and pop are getting blurred, and it was a neat marketing trick!
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