Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Water, Water, Everywhere

I find it continuously humerous that people from all over my office walk all the way down the hall to get water from the water fountain, which has very little water pressure and is most of the time not cold, instead of just going into the bathroom or kitchen and filling their cup/mug/water bottle from the tap. The water pressure is better, it's much colder, and it takes about half the time. And, you can fill your cup/bottle all the way to the top, instead of having it half-full because you had to tip it way over just to get the very-low-pressure stream of water to actually go into the container. "But," you say, "it's filtered. I'd want filtered water, too." I GUARANTEE you that the water fountain water is not filtered any more than the water in the bathroom or kitchen. It's the same set of pipes leading from the same connection in the building, which is the same water you get in your apartment if you happen to live in Manhattan. I could understand if it was water from one of those huge jug things, that actually IS filtered (and, has a different taste) but no, it's the regulation water fountain the building is required to install. And, it's NYC water, the best water I have ever tasted. I'm a conniseur of water, I know my water.

The humerous part comes in because these people are civil engineers, and should know something about how the building works, where the water comes from, etc. Basically, they should know better. But either they choose to ignore this information, or use the trek to the water fountain as additional exercise. I just think it makes them look stupid.

3 comments:

Pigs said...

It must make them feel better somehow?

japruf said...

Now only if you were a connoisseur...

katielady said...

I think so, Pigs. It's all psychological I guess.

Thanks, japruf. Meant to spell check....