Bottled water and its discontents
Last year around this time, WorldWatch Institute reported that bottled water sales “may” be declining. Now, this decline’s become a reality. Reports the Washington Post / L.A. Times: “sales of bottled water have fallen for the first time in at least five years, assailed by wrathful environmentalists and budget-conscious consumers who have discovered that tap water is practically free.”
There are only about 2,700 public fountains in New York — and those are mostly confined to our parks and playgrounds — so we’re still forced, in the dehydrating August heat, to carry our water around with us, like camels.
Woman in very tight pants with bulldog; both drank simultaneously. Three girls in matching school uniforms. A boy who joins them and waits his turn …. Woman with boy and light saber. Two of the three uniformed girls come back. Woman in full-length parka. Man with cut-off gloves, sunglasses, cane.
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