There are a lot of grumpy people walking, running and cycling around Chicago at the moment. It is rare to see someone walking down the street without holding a drink, whether it be coffee, a smoothie or water, or a bottle in a brown paper bag, or is that just me?
People are grumpy and pissed off because the city council are considering adding a 25 cents tax to the cost of bottled water. "People enjoy jogging or driving with a bottle of water and there’s a cost associated with this behavior. You have to pay for it,"
spouted Alderman George Cardenas. (more
What's wrong with taxing fat fuelled fizzy drinks or fags? Well apparently smart-arse Cardenas is claiming that a shortage in water and sewer funds and an increase in plastic bottles filling landfills is all down to people drinking water. A lesson then that coffee cups, soda bottles and fast food wrappers don't affect the environment and each are bloody cheaper than a bottle of water.
Personally I rarely buy water in a bottle as I think filtered water tastes just as good. And if you are ever in a Chicago restaurant and get offered a jug of Chicago's finest iced water or a $5 bottle of some fancy smancy Italian stuff. Save yourself 5 bucks.