I was a the World-a-Fair a while back and I was thirsty. I have been trying not to drink soda much or at all so I decided I would go get a bottle of water. So I walked on over to the drink counter and all they had were bottles of drinks, which is fine, and I looked at the price…Water was actually .50 cents more then a soda…seriously. I looked at the guy and I said “just curious if that is a typo, is your water really more money then the soda…”
“Yes mam it is.” I just kind of starred at him and said “does that not seem to be a little backwards? Your water is like $3.00 and your soda is $2.50” I don’t remember the exact price, I just remember that it was .50 cents difference but I think the above prices are correct. I then bought the water because I was not going to drink the soda for a whole .50 cent savings, but I was not happy about it. Next year I am packing a bottle in my purse before I go in.
To add, do we really need to wonder why Americans are so unhealthy. Crap food and drinks are cheaper then the healthier stuff…really people, get a clue and make healthy food more affordable then crap food so we can quit putting our loved ones to rest in damn piano boxes! It’s all about choice and freedom to choose but when companies make the decision easier with the price tag it does not feel like such a choice anymore! It may only be water to some, but there is a deeper underlying factor in my opinion.
Today’s lesson…pack water with you everywhere! I bought some refillable cups and taking my own. I freeze it first and then it’s cold most of the day as I keep refilling it.