Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I can only hope

I live out in a rural area, and my water comes from a well. It tastes terrible, because it's full of rust and mineral-stuff. My faucets regularly get clogged up with hard water deposits because of all the build-up. So I use the water for cleaning and bathing, but for actual consumption I buy bottled water instead. I realize most of it is probably just somebody else's tap water, but I don't care. It tastes better than my own, and that's what I need.
So, the other day I bought a new gallon of drinking water, and happened to notice an expiration date on the side.

I was previously unaware of the fact that water could expire.

This makes me want to wait until the week after it's expired, just to see what happens.

I envision the following possibilities:

1. It will taste exactly the same, and my life will continue unchanged.

2. It will taste exactly the same but I will drop dead ten seconds later due to ingesting the noxious chemical brew that finally developed its full lethal potency after the posted date.

3. It will taste awful, like the plastic jug that has contained it for far too long.

4. It will taste awful but will totally be worth it because it will cause me to mutate into one of the X-Men with special superpowers far beyond my current ability to imagine.

Stay Tuned!.

11 comments:

subby said...

Stay with the well water but install a filtre of some kind. When you have to stop and think were the public water comes from...you don' wanna drink it!Or, if you're like me and have access to a spring, you can get all you want for nada...

Janna said...

Subby: I'm happy enough just keeping with my gallon jugs of water. :) Even if it is probably just recycled sewage from the gutters of America. Yum!

subby said...

Heh, heh...harking back to when I was in the Navy I got a real close look at what's inside a "potable" water tank...or rather what grows in one...eeewww!

Janna said...

Subby: Did it taste funky?

subby said...

Actually, it tasted just fine. Go figure but we had one heck of a filtre system, heh, heh...

Finding Pam said...

We live deep in the country, too. All we bought was bottled water and it sure was a hassle. I could not get past all those plastic bottles and recycling them and how bad that plastic is for us.

We put in an whole house filtration system and now our water is great.

Have you tried collecting rain water and then boiling it?

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I didn't know water could expire, either. Very interesting. I think it might turn you into Peenix, an alternate version of the character known as Phoenix or Jean Grey-Summers. Phoenix is telepathic and telekinetic, and comes back to life after being killed. Peenix, however, would have the ability to drive long distances without having to stop to pee, which would be amazing. Also, in the event of being maliciously flushed down a toilet in a climactic battle with Magneto, she would simply re-emerge from the sewer drain behind him and clock him on the back of the head with the manhole cover.

I think I'm going to quit now, because I need to get busy writing my script for the next X-Men movie. It's going to be a huge hit.

Janna said...

Subby: Just don't look at it under a microscope. :0

Finding Pam: For awhile there, I was concerned about plastic too... now I've decided not to care much about that anymore. I've come to the conclusion that we just can't get away from plastic no matter what we do. Plastic is just about everywhere these days.

MikeWJ: I'm flushed with excitement!

subby said...

Janna, didn't need one to see that growth...er...um...

Lynda said...

Oh, Oh, I want it to be #4. But rationally, I know it's #1. :(

Janna said...

Subby: Well, then you should name it and teach it to do tricks.

Lynda: Sadly, that's correct. :(