A Canadian teacher friend of mine made an impassioned plea to a group of assembled teachers the other day to get them to stop buying bottled water. “It is wrong to charge people for something necessary to their survival,” he reasoned.
As much as we speak of the fact our students don’t know a world without an Internet, they don’t know a world where where it isn’t the norm to pay money for a bottle of water either.
And then, there’s this:
This morning, US Airways began charging fliers $2 for bottled water and
sodas and $1 for teas and coffees. First class members, trans-Atlantic passengers and a select group of others are exempt from the extra fees.