Poppycock can be expected from PR shill

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Tap, bottled water is irrelevent comparison, Sept. 11, The News.

I laughed all the way through Mr. Challinor’s letter “debunking” the points brought up initially by Mr. Thompson. No surprise in its contents; this was a missive from one of the prime participants in the consumer bottled water industry.

I'm not interested in taking Mr. Challinor’s points on, save for one, the absurd notion that before bottled water became de rigeur, people were drinking that amount of “other bottled beverages.”

Poppycock. Absolute, utter poppycock...but precisely what I would expect from a corporate PR shill. Bottled water is an indulgent fashion fad, one that appeals to the materialistic, acquisitional core of those who embrace vacuous consumerism. And it has about as much social and moral credibility as... well, smoking.

The fact is that paying additionally for water – that is, beyond the tap – is an inherently specious notion, one that I hope we will all eventually outgrow. Next up: buy your fresh air here.

Sale prices, volume discounts. For shame.

M. Adrian Brassington, Hamilton

Poppycock can be expected from PR shill

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Tap, bottled water is irrelevent comparison, Sept. 11, The News.

I laughed all the way through Mr. Challinor’s letter “debunking” the points brought up initially by Mr. Thompson. No surprise in its contents; this was a missive from one of the prime participants in the consumer bottled water industry.

I'm not interested in taking Mr. Challinor’s points on, save for one, the absurd notion that before bottled water became de rigeur, people were drinking that amount of “other bottled beverages.”

Poppycock. Absolute, utter poppycock...but precisely what I would expect from a corporate PR shill. Bottled water is an indulgent fashion fad, one that appeals to the materialistic, acquisitional core of those who embrace vacuous consumerism. And it has about as much social and moral credibility as... well, smoking.

The fact is that paying additionally for water – that is, beyond the tap – is an inherently specious notion, one that I hope we will all eventually outgrow. Next up: buy your fresh air here.

Sale prices, volume discounts. For shame.

M. Adrian Brassington, Hamilton

Poppycock can be expected from PR shill

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Tap, bottled water is irrelevent comparison, Sept. 11, The News.

I laughed all the way through Mr. Challinor’s letter “debunking” the points brought up initially by Mr. Thompson. No surprise in its contents; this was a missive from one of the prime participants in the consumer bottled water industry.

I'm not interested in taking Mr. Challinor’s points on, save for one, the absurd notion that before bottled water became de rigeur, people were drinking that amount of “other bottled beverages.”

Poppycock. Absolute, utter poppycock...but precisely what I would expect from a corporate PR shill. Bottled water is an indulgent fashion fad, one that appeals to the materialistic, acquisitional core of those who embrace vacuous consumerism. And it has about as much social and moral credibility as... well, smoking.

The fact is that paying additionally for water – that is, beyond the tap – is an inherently specious notion, one that I hope we will all eventually outgrow. Next up: buy your fresh air here.

Sale prices, volume discounts. For shame.

M. Adrian Brassington, Hamilton