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Old 07-13-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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WCBS.TV: First Class Glass: Bottle Of Water $55 In N.Y.

wcbstv.com - First Class Glass: Bottle Of Water $55 In N.Y.

You don't want bargain bin tap watter, you want the good stuff.

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Old 07-13-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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In the words of P.T. Barnum, "There's a sucker born every minute." I had to laugh when the woman said she "pairs" water with her meals. Puhleeze!
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
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No kidding Katie! Water is water, the taste doesn't change. Did you hear that a city banned bottled water?! Amen to that...we are creating more garbage by using the plastic bottles and if you listen to the little movie that was on the right hand side, we spent BILLIONS of dollars on it. I didn't think it was very hard to turn on the faucet.
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Okay, I want to make sure we pair the water with the right foods, but it leaves me with a dilemma. Our dog eats Pedigree, which has both beef and chicken. So should he drink out of the master bathroom toilet, the guest bathroom toilet, or divide his water drinking between them?

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Okay, I want to make sure we pair the water with the right foods, but it leaves me with a dilemma. Our dog eats Pedigree, which has both beef and chicken. So should he drink out of the master bathroom toilet, the guest bathroom toilet, or divide his water drinking between them?

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Omigosh, Barbara. You have quite a gourmet dilemma. I think I just hurt myself laughing. Right on!!
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:02 PM   #6
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I am disappointed by the lack of respect that water pairing has been given in this thread. I would appreciate some assistance in selecting the best pairing for my pig foot soup.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:08 AM   #7
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I can concede that different brands of water have different tastes. For example, Dasani tastes slightly metallic to me, and Nestle brand water tastes sort of musty. I prefer tap water for drinking myself, but I can respect those who prefer bottles water. However, the most I could EVER imagine paying for drinking water is like $3.

There are other applications where I could understand paying top dollar for water though. I know that some very high-end sushi restaurants cook their rice in bottled water to keep the flavor of the rice as pure as possible.

$55 for one bottle though? I'm sorry, but the people who sell that are thieves.
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I am disappointed by the lack of respect that water pairing has been given in this thread. I would appreciate some assistance in selecting the best pairing for my pig foot soup.
If you are using a Poland China Hog (below) for your pig foot soup, I would recommend Poland Springs water!

As far as the flavor of water, I think there is a big difference also. I would never pay anywhere near as much as the water in the article though! Speaking of Poland Springs water, that is probably my favorite. I like spring water. I like Dasani too. I like some store brand spring waters. Poland Springs, though, is my favorite.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:21 AM   #9
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I prefer tap water for drinking myself
This really depends on where you live. Tap water is not the same everywhere. Some of it is truly nasty. I have heard that New York City tap water beats bottled waters in taste tests. So there is good and bad when it comes to tap water as well as with bottled water.

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I prefer tap water for drinking myself, but I can respect those who prefer bottles water. However, the most I could EVER imagine paying for drinking water is like $3.
$3.00 per what? 12 oz. bottle? That works out to about $32.00 per gallon.
On the other hand municipal water in the US, on average, costs 66 cents per cubic meter or about one-fourth of a penny per gallon.

$32 per gallon vrs. 1/4 cent per gallon. Hmm.

When I was a young man there were phrases you never hear any more; "Conspicuous consumption," "keeping up with the Joneses" etc. These were always used to describe character flaws such as pretentsion or even snobbery. I don't know exactly when our cultural values made thriftiness obsolete but it clearly is.
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