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The 10 worst quirks of bottled water culture Water has always been a problem for me. It just has. As a kid I was constantly told by my mother to "drink more water" and "replenish your fluids." It was her opinion, or so I thought at the time before hearing it from nearly everyone else, that every human..

The 10 worst quirks of bottled water cultureWater has always been a problem for me. It just has. As a kid I was constantly told by my mother to "drink more water" and "replenish your fluids." It was her opinion, or so I thought at the time before hearing it from nearly everyone else, that every human being needs at least 64 ounces of water per day. I'll be honest, when I was younger, I barely drank 64 ounces of water per week, so this was always a daunting and somewhat intimidating number to me. It still is.But it wasn't just the amount she was selling, it was the product itself. "There's just nothing better for you than plain, old water," she would repeat again and again and again. Well if it's so damn perfect, so beautifully simple in its chemistry, then why do we keep looking for ways to improve it? A trip to the grocery store, which can be stressful enough on its own, is now made even more difficult when faced with the nearly endless choices of bottled water.Regular water is out, it's the liquid equivalent of aluminum siding or lawn darts. Persona non grata. If you had told me when I was young that an entire aisle at the store would one day be devoted to nothing but different types of water, I would have responded by saying "Yeah right, and someday there'll be a computer in the car that tells you where to go." Silly me.In my humble opinion, this whole thing has gotten out of hand. What follows are the 10 things (in no specific order) that bother me most about bottled water culture.

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