"I never drink water. Fish f**k in it." -- W.C. Fields.
Maybe he would think differently had he lived long enough to witness the bath America is taking in the bottled water phenom.
Americans take bottled water everywhere they go. But we are finally figuring out the cost. Eight glasses a day could cost you as much as $1,400 annually if you sip from the portable plastic bottles. From the tap, a mere 49 cents. From the tap? Hell, that's where much of the bottled water comes from in the first place.
Environmental costs are staggering. Read the editorial in today's NY Times.
Who would have ever thought bottled water would be such a big hit? And such a big problem. If they start selling bottled air, I'm leaving.