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Drink tap water
The choice is as clear as water

June 25, 2007
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I don't like bottled water! I have always thought drinking water should not be more expensive than drinking gasoline. Do you know that Rocky Mountain snowmelt is bottled and shipped to France, and French Alps water is shipped to USA? Do you know Rocky Mountain water is cheaper than Alps water? That makes me think, maybe the French buy cheap Rocky Mountain water and pour it into their more expensive water bottles?

I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I have heard that once Shah complained to General De Gaulle about water being more expensive than petroleum, and De Gaulle supposedly responded by saying Shah did not know economy. Well decades and many economic books later I still don’t know why. The French must be masters of economics to be able to bribe millions of dollars to IRI officials and still manage to make money off of them.

Anyway, I don’t want to name any names, because I don’t want Iranian.com to get sued for defamation, but I can tell you the name of the expensive French bottled water is very similar to Evin prison, with an “a” inserted between “i” and “n”, and spelled backward it’s “naïve”.

Why can’t the people of these two countries just enjoy their own water from their own mountains? Does snowmelt from one country taste better in another county? I can't believe that the taste of water comes from mountain grounds since all contaminants are supposed to be removed by some purification process. And while we are at it, what if one day two ships carrying Rocky Mountain and Alps water from two separate continents collide in the middle of the ocean and sink to the bottom, would the future under water archeologist be able to figure out what kind of stupid people lived on this planet?

What makes more sense to me is to ship mountain water to the desert Bedouins because I presume since they don’t live near mountains; mountain water might taste very good to them. Also, it would make more sense if the Bedouins could became technologically advanced, like France and USA, and build great infrastructures and ship their desert oasis water to the people in the West and make more money than oil. I myself don't mind drinking a couple of bottled oasis water in the USA.

No, I am not talking about Oasis Bottled Water from Tuscan, Arizona, not that there is anything wrong with Tuscan except the spelling don’t make any sense, but as far as I am concerned there are no oasis anywhere in Arizona. I am talking about the real oasis water from the Great Desert, the kind that has a lot of lizards, insects, animal poop, and weeds in it.

For thousands of years that kind of water has been the most deliciously tasting water for those people in the desert, so why not do some marketing and advertising with half naked half veiled bottle water drinking desert chicks and try to sell it to the rich people in the West. Since the name Oasis Bottled Water is already taken, may I suggest to call it Desert Oasis Bottled Water? Yes, that has a nice ring to it. Thirst, oasis, water. It taste good already.

So what of it that desert oasis water might have spitted out date fruit pits in it? Reverse osmosis sand infiltration technology could remove all of those contaminants from the water. If the French can get the taste of their horse manure out their Alps water, and if the Americans can get the taste of their cow manure out their Rocky Mountain water, I am sure the Bedouins can do the same with the taste of camel dung in their water.

The greatest thing about the Bedouins making bottle water is that they already have the oil. Yes oil, because approximately 1.5 million gallons of oil are used each year to make plastic water bottles, which of it only a small portion is ever recycled. On top of that transporting these bottles by ships and trucks consumes thousands more gallons of oil, and those desert people have a lot of it.

To me the choice is as clear as water. Drink tap water. Tap water is 10,000 times cheaper than bottled water when all the environmental costs are plugged into the cost of a bottle of water. Let’s be honest for a minute (except in L.A.), when was the last time any of us bought a car for $100,000,000 when we could have bought a better one for $10,000.

Let’s drink tap water and partially save the planet. Comment

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