The Absurdities Of Life
At some point my brother bought a six-pack of water, probably for the flight home and only took two bottles, so I added it to the stock for the hurricane.
When the hurricane takes down the tower of the only radio station worth listening to in the area, and the cable, telephone, power, etc. are off you have time on your hands waiting for the screaming winds to stop.
So I read the label [that's boredom] for this 16.9 fluid ounce [1.05 pint, 500 milliliter] bottle of "Aquafina - pure water - perfect taste" that was bottled "under the authority of PepsiCo, Inc.".
The "Nutrition Facts" tell me the bottle contains nothing: no calories, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, or protein.
I'm told to store this in "a cool place", and the cap has an expiration date of "Jun2507".
The "perfect taste" for water is nothing: it is a tasteless, odorless, colorless liquid. Water is definitely water from 33° to 211° Fahrenheit [1° to 99° Centigrade] and is not known to spoil.
This could be from anywhere: a spring, lake, pond, well, and it is purified by reverse osmosis, a filtering process. How much "authority" does it take to turn on a valve and check to ensure you have H2
O after the filter.
At least with a SCUBA tank, you know they have to compress the air.
[Edit: If you are wondering why this is my first post, it is after getting access to the media following 24 hours of being cut off, I find it is more relevant to humanity than anything they are reporting. These people just don't understand; they have no sense of values.]