See that Brita pitcher of water up there? That pitcher is from 1997. I’ve been using it everyday since then. Water just doesn’t go out of style. This one now resides on my desk at work and I have a new one in my refrigerator at home. Having that pitcher on my desk reminds me to drink my water.
I like my water cold. Each morning, I go to the break room and fill up the top half of the pitcher with ice and then fill with water. I instantly have 48oz of chilled water. Each morning, I have one of two conversations.
Employee #1: You like your brita filter?
Me: Yes, it’s convienent to keep on my desk to remind me to drink water
Employee #1: Cool, I’ve been thinking of getting one myself. good idea!
Me: I love it; highly recommend it.
I’m still the only one running around with a Brita pitcher
Employee #2: Wow! You drink all that water?
Me: Yes, sometimes I need to refill it in the afternoon
Employee #2: Wow, that’s a lot of water!
Employee #2 then goes to the ice machine to fill up one of those 32oz big gulp cups with ice so they can pour their vending machine Coke over ice.
This is how screwed up our perceptions of what we drink everyday has gotten. Why am I the crazy one for drinking plain old water? The only thing we need to keep our bodies hydrated and it’s virtually free. Sigh.
How do you feel when people ask you questions about your healthy habits as if they are some strange foreign delicacy? How do you handle it?