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Old 12-09-2018, 07:23 AM
 
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I've never understood why some people seem to lose their minds over a harmless activity other people do. It makes no sense to me.

Live and let live...
I don't think anyone is losing their minds. Some people just don't realize they are paying more for water than gasoline they put in their cars thinking they are buying something better, purer than faucet water when they are not. It's just a reality check.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I heard a 100 yr old man being interviewed. He was asked what the most astonishing thing he had seen over the course of his life. His answer was the fact that people paid for bottles of water.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I think carrying water around has actually peaked in popularity. Some of that is because people don't want all the plastic waste - so unless you want to drink tap water and fill up a reusable bottle that has to be cleaned it's much more of a pain.

My tap water tastes horrible so I can see why people would pay for bottled - but I won't pay $1+ because it's easy to get bundles of 36 and pay maybe a dime or less. Still more than tap but at least it is palatable both tastewise and to my pocketbook!
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: equator
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I've never understood why some people seem to lose their minds over a harmless activity other people do. It makes no sense to me.

Live and let live...
All the plastic waste is not harmless. I've had to drink bottled my whole life due to marginal wells or softened water. But I'd refill reusable bottles. But yeah, I've wondered this too. I too drank out of hoses when playing outside. But the need to always have water with us is relatively new to me, though a good idea, I suppose. Were our parents less healthy due to less water? Hmmm...
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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We drink bottled water and cook with tap. We prefer the taste of bottled water and feel that it is safer. At times the public is notified of a contamination of public water long after the event itself. Yes we pay for it but for us it's worth it. And by the way a gallon of Crystal Geyser is 79 cents and a gallon of gas is $2.95.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I believe some people have a condition called dry mouth. Caused sometimes by medications. Or in some cases, a disease.

I have it some times and am glad to have a bottle of water with me. But I purchased the bottle years ago and fill it with tap water.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Now it's coffee they carry around with them . . . whatever the current fad dictates (for some, not for me).
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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I feel like everyone is a baby now, dragging a sippie cup around

My theory is that people have replaced smoking with smartphones and waterbottles. Just something to do with your hands
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Why I hate shopping. Young parents with a water bottle or $10 coffee in one hand, a $1000 cell phone in the other, and their evil spawn are running amuck through the stores while the parents are one hundred feet behind and screaming at the kids.

Merry Holiday Shopping Everyone!

FWIW: Our oldest worked as a Starbucks barista while in high school and college. Some of those Vente sized fancy coffees contain an entire day's recommended intake of calories and fats - IN A SINGLE BEVERAGE!
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Who in their right mind actually goes shopping? We go to the gas station, Costco for groceries and on rare occasions we go to a home center or other store. Clothing and virtually every other item is bought online. The UPS or FedEx truck stops by daily. This week has seen the following deliveries: a battery for the front door bell, a replacement watch band, a package of interoffice mailers for my document storage, archival mounting tape for picture framing, and a couple of CD carrying cases for the movies I have in the RV. I also have an order of picture frames and some cellphone charging cables in transit. This week was a bit unusual since I did stop by a Walmart store and bought a steering wheel cover. Normally I would have bought that online also.


Don't get me started on Starbucks. I drink black coffee and the Starbucks is the worse. They sell mainly burnt tasting coffee that is only drinkable when mixed with sugar, cream and other flavorings. They do have a "blond" roast brew but it is average at best. McDs and Dunking have way better coffee.
Shouldn't you both be outside yelling at people to get off your lawn?
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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We've been on several travel tours in the last couple of years. Everyone on these tours is at least age 60, and the prime age group is 65-75. They all carry water bottles and drink water constantly. Lots of talk of "staying hydrated."
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