Saturday, October 14, 2006

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

The advice given by TLC in their famous song "Waterfalls" would've been good to remember the other day. "Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to...." If only I'd remembered.

I am probably one of the few Americans who actually gets their "8 glasses a day" of actual water. But alas, our water cooler was on the fritz at the office. And so after I became extremely parched, I went looking for water elsewhere. And I went to a place I thought would be acceptable. The water fountain.

I filled my cup and went back to my desk, eagerly taking a sip of my cool, crisp water. And I was sadly disappointed. The taste in my mouth was similar to that of dirt. I knew it wasn't my cup, so it had to be the water. I'd never noticed the water fountain water being so gross before. And then I realized why. I'd been drinking good water for so long, I forgot what crappy water tasted like. It's like the difference between kitchen water and bathroom water.

Don't tell me you didn't pull that old trick - or actually believe in it - when you were a kid. At one time or another we have all wanted something to drink and begged Mom to fill our cup from the kitchen instead of the bathroom. And it wasn't just torturing Mom by making her walk all the way to the kitchen to get the water. It actually tasted different.

Proof only confirmed by an episode of The Office that very night, where Warehouse Coffee was deemed to be better than Office Coffee.

Let's just suffice it to say that I will be sticking to water from the cooler - that is actually kept in the kitchen. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. curly8:16 PM

    yeah, you must have pulled that "I need kitchen water" enough times for both of us because all I ever got was "you should have gotten some before bedtime!"