Thursday, 28 April 2011

Water

In 40 hours of travelling, I consumed $28 worth of bottled water.  No, I did not drink THAT much water. Instead, I consumed water purchased at a premium. It is disgusting to me, to think that I could consume the same for less than $1 if it was from the case I most recently purchased. An excess $27 went toward the luxuries of airport-purchased and room-service-delivered water.

Now, I did not pay for this, as I was not travelling for myself but for work. The truth is it is hard to be cost efficient when travelling, but to think of all those profits made on my 40 hours' worth "special" water . . .I drank my 4 litres of premium waters while 7500 children died due to lack of clean water. According to some figures I found during a google search, $28 could also be spent to provide 10 years of clean water to 3 people, not 2 days for one person!

I am so disenchanted with the ways of this world. Our pleasure and luxury blinds us. 

2 comments:

  1. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Speak the truth Annabelle. Loud and clear and relentless girl.

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  2. now that's some enthusiasm! I still can't believe hotels get away with charging $9 + other fees for a bottle of water

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