Ha! Just kidding. I could care less about my water. I’ve never been one of those only-drinks-Evian-or-something-else-ridiculously-overpriced-considering-it’s-still-just-water kind of people.
Recently, I saw this make it to the cooler at my local Gristede’s.
Each time I pass the cooler, I think to myself, “wow, that looks like a bottle of shampoo.” Still, it got special attention. I mean, it got its very own cooler. It was priced more like a liter bottle than just a measly 20 oz bottle. But I couldn’t bring myself to try it–something about the shape of the bottle…I just felt like it would taste like shampoo. Even if it didn’t actually taste like it, I keep thinking that, in my mind, I would have this weird psychological reaction to it. Like in my head, I’d be thinking that someone rinsed out a bottle of Fred Shampoo and was using it as a water bottle. And that would be, well, gross. And totally uncool. And I’m pretty sure unsanitary.
So finally, I bought one. Or rather, my dad bought one and I threw another one in the cart before we checked out (because really, why let your parents take you grocery shopping if you won’t buy silly things like $2 bottles of water?).
And you know what?
It’s not bad. I mean, it’s not great. It’s not water to be celebrated through the ages, whose aquatic glory should be shouted from the rooftops. But it’s still better than tap water. Or even Brita water.
Plus, I get to drink it out of the way cool bottle.
laWhich, to be honest, still looks like it once contained shampoo.
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I'm a recent(ish) college grad living in New York City on the Upper East Side. I've got a pretty kickass job that does not include writing (well, do e-mails count?) but I get to wear my Chucks every day so life is still good.
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