Bottles of watery shame

I’ve been trying to put away/get rid of a few things in the basement every day this January. (It’s a job Lloyd could accomplish in one hour, but I’m enjoying the aimlessness of the challenge.) Anyway, today I moved the opened case of plastic water bottles to a shelf, instead of where it has been for months – in the direct path to the washer and dryer.

I don’t even know why they are here. I think Lloyd had to buy them for some Republican function and they didn’t all get used. So, they have sat in my basement, and I don’t know what to do. I am mad at their very existence. Water is accessible everywhere. Use a glass, people! For me it’s on par with buying bagged air. (Sidebar: I absolutely adore those reusable metal water bottles, and drool over all the cute designs, but have successfully avoided buying even one. I never drink plain water unless I’m taking a pill. Flavored beverages for me, please, and keep ’em coming.)

Back to the bottles – so, they will live on the shelf forever, and only be used in an ’emergency’, which will never come. Even if we somehow lose our piped-in water, I will probably still hoard the stuff, thinking that we should save it for our seventh day without water, when we’ll really need it.

Stupid bottles. *grumble grumble*

Bright side – I did not trip on the way to wash clothes tonight!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “Bottles of watery shame”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I have to say, I don’t really like how bottled water tastes. Give me good ol’ tap. Unless it’s Seward water before the fancy new processing plant was put in. That water was poison.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    My brother-in-law says he can tell the difference between bottled waters. He has a definite preference, although I couldn’t tell you what it is.


  3. Lauren's cad Said on:

    When you were in junior high or high school, Lauren, a Canadian water bottling company bought our Orchard City water and hauled it to Canada in tankers to be bottled. It supposedly was a perfect match to the water they had there. But, I never saw any of it on shelves here.


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Make that “dad!” Although I qualify for a cad!!!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Uh-oh…I drink bottled water sometimes. I really like my grocery store’s brand. The bottle has a nice squirt top. I only buy one about once a month & keep refilling it with tap water….unitl it gets to bent up. Am I banned from your site now?


  6. Lauren Said on:

    A response to all:

    Jill -- well played!
    Kristi -- I bet he’s one of those super-tasters. Remind me to never make coffee for him.
    Dad -- We do have some fine-tasting water on the western slope!
    Courtney -- That makes me CRAZY!!!! If I were better about mailing stuff I’d do that, though it IS a great opportunity for me to go bottle shopping……
    Peggy -- You can do no wrong in my eyes, though I will frown towardd the east once a month now.
    Deborah -- Also ha!


  7. Mark Said on:

    I LOVE Nestle bottled water. Throw that stuff in your trunk and bring it down. We’ll drink it and recycle the bottles.


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