Matt and Ben were sitting around the dinner table tonight having a very adult conversation about water here versus water in England. They made some very incisive and thought-provoking observations which are definitely worth summarising.
We can’t drink the water that comes from the tap here – it’s not potable, but it really is no hardship at all and you quickly get used to it. Drinking water is delivered in 5-gallon plastic bottles – the sort that is put upside-down into water coolers in every office across the UK. Empty bottles can be exchanged for full ones in one of a hundred places in every street, or alternatively there is a tanker which tours the streets and will refill the bottles you already have.
We don’t expect anything else that we drink to come out of a tap so what is so special about water? [Read more…]