What the hell is wrong with this country?
For the last couple of weeks our water cooler's been busted and people at work have been preferring to go without water, or go out and buy water, than to drink tap water. People have stopped putting out a jug of water for visitors because it would be tap water (thus meaning they ask for water anyway and I have to go and get it. From the tap.)
At what point did people become so fucking terrified of tap water? Sure, it's not as cold as water from a water cooler and maybe bottled water tastes marginally better but it is NOT a big deal to have to drink water out of a tap water.
I mean for fuck's sake the water in taps is clean, purified water that's entirely healthy to drink. In some countries people don't even get that, let alone the luxury of buying bottled stuff in plastic bottles from several hundred miles away that costs a fortune and causes entirely unnecessary (if probably minor overall) global enviromental damage through plane transportation, plastic disposal etc.
It seems we are all as a collective whole becoming ridiculously over-pampered, spoilt brats who can't cope with anything being given to us in anything less than entirely controlled circumstances.
I swear it can't be good for us either. How the hell are you supposed to build up resistence to germs or allergies if you're never near anything even mildly harmful?