How the heck did the price of water go from free... to just as expensive as water?
I used a vending machine today, and they're asking the same price for bottled water as for sodas. This wasn't an isolated incident. If you buy a bottle of water just about anywhere, they often get the same price as they do for drinks with sugar and other ingredients.
Not long ago, if you asked people to pay for water, everyone would think you were crazy. Then in the early 80's, Perrier started selling the first popular brand of bottled mineral water.
At first, it was mainly targeted at the wealthy; they called it the "Champaign of Mineral Water", and trendy people literally drank it up. To many people (including me), it was just expensive water, but you could almost justify the price beca... [More]
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