Raise your hand if you are one of those people who feels that they can only drink bottled water? Today's post is for you.
I am not against bottled water itself, it has never done anything to harm me, (until 13 years from now when I find out that I contracted cancer from the chemicals in the plastic). I understand the convenience and a few of the other upsides to bottled water. My problem is not with the water itself, it's with the people who act like they are drinking holy water that has been purified by God. Nowhere in Fiji is there an old man sitting at the end of a stream bottling up thousands of bottles of fresh water and sending them our way. Sure the water is from there, but it still goes through its share of chemical adding processes just to be shipped our way as the "top shelf" of the water-world. While thousands of Fijians do not even have access to clean or drinkable water, I understand this is not your problem, but I imagine there are more useful/helpful things you could do with that $5. You may say you go the bottled route purely for the taste, that I'm not even going to try and argue. But I will say that I've seen some of you Divas drink piss-warm, hand molested, ping pong ball dipped, beers during beer pong and then refuse to drink from my tap. Seems like a bit of a double standard to me. Last night we all could have all spit in a cup and dared you to drink it and now you cant drink from a sink Madonna. No kidding, where I grew up I have even seen people give there dogs bottled water to drink, on a daily basis, not just a one time thing... This is the same dog that five minutes earlier was feasting on grass and cat poop. Come on people.
Apparently water really has turned into wine. If you would have told me fifteen years ago that in 2010 we would be selling water for $1-5 a bottle, well I probably would have been playing Super Mario 3 and not been paying attention. But, if I was I would have been disgusted and given some smart ass remark about how by 2030 they will probably be selling us bottled air. If you don't like the taste of tap water buy a Brita filter if you don't like Brita, buy a PUR, if you don't like PUR well, you are just a lost cause...
OK, unlike most days today's rant actually has a point, which is why the post itself may have seemed a little all over the place. Forgive me, but sometimes certain things are heavy on my mind and heart and I cant help but judge the shallowness and the selfishness of the world we live in (especially the country I call home). Anyways, today I wanted to share something with you guys that may make me a bit more vulnerable, and you didn't think I had feelings. I'm gonna quit babbling on and let you check out a few video's and links that may inspire you to do something. Or at least think before you spend up to $5 on water, when refraining just 4 times a month could help change lives.
One video of how to help give clean drinking water.
OK this next video is Rob Bell, Its a church thing, but its not preachy, VERY worth watching.
I know that I rant day in and day out about stupid shit, its to keep myself writing, and to make sure at least once a day I get to make someone laugh. Some days I just cant deny that there is a world out there beyond my Mac that has no idea what it feels like to laugh on a daily basis. Today's post was for them, it's not gonna change the world, but if I can raise awareness through sarcasm, you better believe I'm gonna try.