Monday, August 10, 2009
When Did Getting a Glass of Water Become So Difficult?!
Simple liquid. Covers 2/3 of the earth's surface area. Comprises 2/3 of our physiological make-up. Usually the main ingredient in juices, shampoos, perfumes, and various other liquidy things. In the States, when you go to a restaurant, it's generally the first thing they bring you before they take your drink, appetizer, entree, or dessert order.
Around here? Not so simple.
It isn't a given the minute you sit down at a restaurant. You have to ask for it. Then begins a catechism that makes the Holy Roman Catholic Church's version look benign in comparison.
Would you like that with ice or without?
Do you want gassy, natural, or tap?
Would you like French, Swiss or Italian?
Do you prefer water from the alps or water from the lake?
Would you like a glass, a bottle, or a carafe?
Do you want your own or will you share?
Would you like that now or later?
Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen, and in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit?
Oh, sorry. Bit distracted there...
My point is: Good God, folks! It's water! All I want is water! How hard can it be?
Hmph. Rant over.