Friday, March 09, 2012

Once more unto the breach

A FUBAR week continues, with another seven days of this shift left.

One thing that stands out is the outrageous sense of 'entitilitis' out there. With a major and highly technical repair on a big leak underway, the unwashed are squealing like stuck pigs, because the backup water supply doesn't produce water of the usual standard. Of course none of them have the store of water that one is recommended to have in case of an emergency. That goes a long way when you just drink it.

Yes, the water tastes just like the water you used to drink out of the garden hose as a kid and not like the stuff in little bottles at a couple of bucks each- which is just like the usual supply produces.

Although 90% of this world would love water as good as they are currently getting. I wonder how many of these hick shit-kickers have ever been out of town, let alone to a country where the water really does have a taste (Melbourne water comes to mind- I never could understand bottled water until I visited there)

There is a public perception held by far too many that 'Water is a RIGHT and must be FREE'. It is if you catch the rain yourself, or walk down to the nearest watercourse.

When it is treated and delivered to your door, the cost is $1.84 a cubic meter. Try getting a ton of ANYTHING delivered for under two bucks.

Meanwhile, harden the fuck up. You ain't having to fend off crocodiles or choose between the green or more expensive brown water, as they do in other places.

11 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I'm buggered if I know why anyone in NZ or Australia buys bottled water.

I'm sure most beneficiaries do. It's an essential, like Sky TV and KFC.

Oswald Bastable said...

A company in London bottle tap water (started as an experiment)- sell it under the brand name 'Tap Water'- and yet people buy it by the truckload.

One born every minute...

KG said...

We're moving to a little place out West in a few weeks, and the (bore) water there is truly awful. It smells like Rotorua. Not enough rainfall to make water tanks worthwhile, either.
So people filter it. We just bought a very good filter for less than $150.
Like you said--harden the fuck up!

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Great advice OB, there's many in the west who need to hear it on water and a lot of other things.

TouchStone said...

I can still get as much fresh spring-water as my truck can haul less than ten miles from my home.
Just another reason why I love Montana.....

TouchStone said...

Forgot to add,
"Never underestimate the scale or scope of the entitlement delusions of the professional parasites."

Oswald Bastable said...

There are any number of mountain streams within a couple of miles of where the complaining is going on.
Damn city types move to the country and bitch because we don't have all the big city facilities...

brian_smaller said...

@KG - our bore water has a fairly high iron sulfate content ( ithink that is it) and we get the occasional 'whiff of Rotorua'. That only runs our outside taps and the dunnies, so who cares? Our rainwater is free and only needs topping up from the bore occasionally - and even then it is not too bad.

ssweetpea said...

Those complainers aught to try Auckland water, the stuff that comes out of North Shore taps or worse still Helensville taps rather than Waitakere taps. It is perfectly good safe drinking water but water out of a roof collection tank makes much better cup of tea.

KG said...

Brian, we're going to have to showerin the stuff, cook with it and wash clothes in it. My guess is that after a couple of weeks we won't even notice how foul the stuff is.
Man adapts... :)

ZenTiger said...

Add some brewers yeast, that should sort it.