monkeyinabox: “Mind you, this was back in the days before bottled water was all the rage. Water came from the tap, unless you bought gourmet water, Perrier, or whatever rich people drank. Growing up in a place with good tap water, it makes that kind of stuff seems pretty stupid.”
Great bit on being a “soda pop junkie.” I remember back in the days when I worked graveyard shift in Spokane doing (essentially) data processing, I’d take a 2-liter bottle of Mountain Dew to work and often finish it before I left.
And yeah, I never really got the bottled water thing, either. Growing up, we had a well, so our water was pretty pure and uncut.
Well, except for this one time in the cistern… that’s a story that almost turned me off of water for good, but I think I’ll save it for another day.