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  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Bottled Water Sales Slump

    Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.

    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/

    I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

  2. #2
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Aug 25, 5:29*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...d/articles/200...
    >
    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. *In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. *Fssst! *Ah!!!


    I bottle my own water, right out of the tap.

    I never got this whole "bottled water" thing, until I realized I live
    in a city voted to have the best tasting tap water (Saint Louis). Then
    I remembered how my mom told me when she visited my sister in CHI
    once, hopw her tap water ran brown out of the tap! So I guess some
    people have an excuse for paying money for that which flows "for free"
    out of their taps!

    John Kuthe...

  3. #3
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

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    On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:29:16 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    >http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >
    >I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!


    You and Marcel Duchamp!
    http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/acqua-veritas.html

  4. #4
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Aug 25, 5:29*pm, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Aug 25, 5:29*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.

    >
    > >http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...d/articles/200...

    >
    > > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > > imported from Switzerland. *In fact, I'll open up
    > > another bottle right now. *Fssst! *Ah!!!

    >
    > I bottle my own water, right out of the tap.
    >
    > I never got this whole "bottled water" thing, until I realized I live
    > in a city voted to have the best tasting tap water (Saint Louis). Then
    > I remembered how my mom told me when she visited my sister in CHI
    > once, hopw her tap water ran brown out of the tap! So I guess some
    > people have an excuse for paying money for that which flows "for free"
    > out of their taps!


    In Tampa Bay, only bums would drink tap water. Same with New
    Orleans. In St. Louis, pretty much only idiots buy bottled water. I
    stock it in the Pepsi machine at work. Knucklheads pay $1 for a 20oz
    bottle when there's a drinking fountain 25' away.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    --Bryan

  5. #5
    George Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >
    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!


    I could never figure it out. We have some of the best water in the US
    here because it comes from spring fed mountain reservoirs but you will
    see people with 4 cases of bottled water in their shopping carts. What a
    testament to the power of marketing to people with more money than brains.


  6. #6
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Aug 25, 5:29*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...d/articles/200...
    >
    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. *In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. *Fssst! *Ah!!!


    Yeah, that European tap water makes ya feel real fancy, eh?

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    Gloria P Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >
    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!




    A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.

    What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    the plastic. That felt like a major scam.

    I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.

    gloria p

  8. #8
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump

    Gloria wrote:

    > A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    > store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.
    >
    > What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    > refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    > the plastic. That felt like a major scam.
    >
    > I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    > etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    > at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.


    I like to use a quart mason jar to carry drinks to work with me. The wide
    mouth makes it easy to load with ice and there's no worry about leaching
    contaminants.

    Bob

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump


    Gloria P wrote:
    >
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    > > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    > >
    > > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    > >
    > > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    > > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

    >
    > A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    > store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.


    Yes, and factory packaged reverse osmosis filtered water is purer and
    has a longer shelf life than and city tap water, making it vastly
    preferable for uses such as stocking a camper, an emergency meal pack in
    a vehicle, etc.

    >
    > What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    > refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    > the plastic. That felt like a major scam.


    That was a major scam. Any contaminant leaching from the plastic would
    be substantially higher on the original fill and much lower on each
    subsequent fill, that is if there was even an appreciable amount of
    leaching at all. The only possible exception to this is if you were
    refilling it with particularly bad city water with high chlorine levels,
    and in that case the water itself is of more concern than any plastic
    leaching.

    >
    > I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    > etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    > at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.


    If you're refilling bottles, you should be sanitizing it every few fills
    or say once a week anyway.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump


    "projectile vomit chick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Aug 25, 5:29 pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >
    > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...d/articles/200...
    >
    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!


    : Yeah, that European tap water makes ya feel real fancy, eh?

    Add a little dago red wine vinegar to Evian and the guina gals use it for a
    fancy schmancy douche.





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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h721ir$lp$[email protected]..
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >>
    >> http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >>
    >> I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >> imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >> another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

    >
    > I could never figure it out. We have some of the best water in the US here
    > because it comes from spring fed mountain reservoirs but you will see
    > people with 4 cases of bottled water in their shopping carts. What a
    > testament to the power of marketing to people with more money than brains.
    >

    Even if one doesn't care for their tap water for whatever reason an RO
    filter makes better than any bottled water for like a nickle/gallon.




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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >>
    >> http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >>
    >> I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >> imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >> another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

    >
    >
    >
    > A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    > store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.
    >
    > What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    > refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    > the plastic. That felt like a major scam.
    >
    > I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    > etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    > at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.
    >
    > gloria p


    Any sporting good store sells heavy duty plastic, aluminum, and stainless
    steel water bottles for very cheap, I have several of each, they go in the
    dishwasher.




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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4a94a1bf$0$32215$[email protected] ster.com...
    >
    > Gloria P wrote:
    >>
    >> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >> > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >> >
    >> > http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >> >
    >> > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >> > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >> > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

    >>
    >> A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    >> store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.

    >
    > Yes, and factory packaged reverse osmosis filtered water is purer and
    > has a longer shelf life than and city tap water, making it vastly
    > preferable for uses such as stocking a camper, an emergency meal pack in
    > a vehicle, etc.
    >
    >>
    >> What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    >> refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    >> the plastic. That felt like a major scam.

    >
    > That was a major scam. Any contaminant leaching from the plastic would
    > be substantially higher on the original fill and much lower on each
    > subsequent fill, that is if there was even an appreciable amount of
    > leaching at all. The only possible exception to this is if you were
    > refilling it with particularly bad city water with high chlorine levels,
    > and in that case the water itself is of more concern than any plastic
    > leaching.
    >
    >>
    >> I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    >> etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    >> at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.

    >
    > If you're refilling bottles, you should be sanitizing it every few fills
    > or say once a week anyway.


    The plastic bottles water is sold in is a very thin plastic that
    etches/creases easily and harbors bacteria, they should never be reused.
    Buy reusable water bottles at any sporting goods store, camping store,
    bicycle shop, even Walmart sells nice ones... most golf pro shops give free
    ones to members, if you don't mind the silk screened golf equipment logos.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...ttle&x=22&y=21




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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump

    Mark Thorson <[email protected]> writes:

    > Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.


    > I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    > imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    > another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!


    LOL!.......

    I live in CO. Bottled what?

    nb

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Lgalm.944$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>> Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >>>
    >>> I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >>> imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >>> another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    >> store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.
    >>
    >> What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    >> refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    >> the plastic. That felt like a major scam.
    >>
    >> I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold, flu,
    >> etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking from or
    >> at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > Any sporting good store sells heavy duty plastic, aluminum, and stainless
    > steel water bottles for very cheap, I have several of each, they go in the
    > dishwasher.
    >
    >
    >


    Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason to
    buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it around in.
    However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own water onto a
    plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.

    Jill


  16. #16
    Tracy Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Lgalm.944$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:7fjjf5F2kokd2U1@mid.indi[email protected]..
    >>> Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>>> Some luxuries are easy to forego in a recession.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ed...feels_squeeze/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I, however, will continue to breathe only bottled air,
    >>>> imported from Switzerland. In fact, I'll open up
    >>>> another bottle right now. Fssst! Ah!!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> A bottle of water is convenient to carry and, if you refill the
    >>> store-bought bottles over and over, no a waste of resources.
    >>>
    >>> What bothered me was a few years ago when a "study" reported that
    >>> refilling bottles could expose you to a lot of contaminants from
    >>> the plastic. That felt like a major scam.
    >>>
    >>> I do know that if you (or a child) have a contagious illness, cold,
    >>> flu, etc. you should throw away the bottle you have been drinking
    >>> from or
    >>> at least attempt to sanitize it with a bleach solution.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p

    >>
    >> Any sporting good store sells heavy duty plastic, aluminum, and
    >> stainless steel water bottles for very cheap, I have several of each,
    >> they go in the dishwasher.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason
    > to buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it
    > around in. However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own
    > water onto a plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.
    >
    > Jill



    I think the water is still free on most flights....unless you want the
    kind which comes with a proof. ;-)

    Tracy

  17. #17
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump

    jmcquown wrote:

    >
    > Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason
    > to buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it
    > around in. However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own
    > water onto a plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.
    >
    > Jill



    Many (most?) airports let you carry an empty bottle through security
    screening. You can fill it when you get tot he gate area from a water
    fountain. Many times a restaurant will fill it for you from their water
    supply if you ask nicely.

    gloria p

  18. #18
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:14:20 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason
    >> to buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it
    >> around in. However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own
    >> water onto a plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    >Many (most?) airports let you carry an empty bottle through security
    >screening. You can fill it when you get tot he gate area from a water
    >fountain. Many times a restaurant will fill it for you from their water
    >supply if you ask nicely.
    >
    >gloria p



    I have flown twice in the past 2 weeks and taken empty Nalgene bottles
    with me through security. Not a peep out of the TSA.

    Each time I filled the bottle at a water fountain, usually found in a
    hall near the lavatories.

    Boron

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Bottled Water Sales Slump

    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:14:20 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason
    >> to buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it
    >> around in. However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own
    >> water onto a plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    >Many (most?) airports let you carry an empty bottle through security
    >screening. You can fill it when you get tot he gate area from a water
    >fountain. Many times a restaurant will fill it for you from their water
    >supply if you ask nicely.
    >
    >gloria p


    That's an alternative. Are they actually charging for water on
    airplanes now? It's been three years since I flew and frankly I don't
    remember an issue with water back then.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Agreed. Unless you have absolutely horrid tap water there is no reason
    >> to buy botted water. And there are plenty of container to carry it
    >> around in. However, since 9/11, in an airport you cannot bring your own
    >> water onto a plane. They get to sell it to you, instead.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    > Many (most?) airports let you carry an empty bottle through security
    > screening. You can fill it when you get tot he gate area from a water
    > fountain. Many times a restaurant will fill it for you from their water
    > supply if you ask nicely.
    >
    > gloria p




    You're talking about EMPTY bottles. I'm talking about a bottle of water. I
    thought that was the topic.

    Jill


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