Friday, July 13, 2007

Today's sign of the apocalypse

A bistro in New York sells 80 varieties of water. The best seller costs $30 per bottle; the most expensive is $55 per bottle. The owner likes to suggest waters to pair with various dishes it serves.

Wow. What a bunch of idiots she has as patrons.

I'm not going to insult the owner for her ingenuity -- cashing in on the latest fads of idiots and fools is completely acceptable. And I drink bottled water all the time because the Dallas-area tap is only a couple of small steps up from that nastiness that comes out of the tap in Southern California. Heck, in one suburb, Trophy Club, the water tastes like it comes straight from a swimming pool.

But I go for the $1.29/gallon (Ozarka) or Sparkletts' fluoridated varieties, not the stuff that would need a tap on the glass from Jesus (allegedly) to be worth the price. For the record, I don't even like Evian (got real tired of it in France in May), which once was THE snob water of choice.

Moreover, in New York, you can get really good water from the TAP. It costs a fraction of a penny per glass. So the patrons are paying thousands of times more than they should. For water.


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