Water is essential for life. We know that. We know we have to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and we usually do that. We know that water is important for our body to function properly.
We know that if we only drank water, we would experience so many health benefits, such as better skin and better memory. We know that drinking water can help us lose weight and give us more energy, because dehydration can be the cause of our afternoon malaise.
We drink water. We even buy bottled water, but bottled water is not always what it’s all about. Sometimes (more often than not) it is simply filtered tap water. It is not like a natural spring through a mountain that shines with snow, as some labels would have us believe. Some maybe. Most of it is not.
So why do we pay for water? Sometimes it’s convenience. If we are on the road and have not brought our own reusable water bottle from home, it may be easier to pick up a bottle while we are away. Sometimes we think it tastes better than tap water, even if it’s just disguised tap water.
We remember the first time we tasted Fiji water. It was years ago in an office environment, and our first thought was that it was wonderful, pure and possibly the only bottled water to buy.
Fiji water is not just the tap water of your local city, which is filtered a few more times. According to the company’s website, “One hundred percent of FIJI Water comes from a single source in the pristine, tropical Fiji Islands, an archipelago of more than 300 islands nestled in the South Pacific, more than 1,600 miles from the nearest industrialized country. It is bottled at its source in the remote Yaqara Valley on the island of Viti Levu. “
So maybe Fiji water is worth buying. Right now, at Target, a 6-pack of Fiji water will cost you around $ 13. That’s just over $ 2 per bottle. Of course, if you buy the water by the bottle or at a ritzier place, you would expect that it will cost a little more.
Tyler Perry recently stayed in a hotel in Minneapolis, and there were a few bottles of 1 liter of Fiji water in his room. They were not free. In fact, they had attached a price tag that he couldn’t believe. He was so shocked by the $ 9 per 1-liter bottle that the hotel wanted to charge that he aired on Instagram. He wrote,
“I’m at a hotel in Minneapolis on Madea’s Farewell Tour !! I saw this and got mad like hell. They can’t be serious right?! NINE DOLLARS !! NINE DOLLARS !!! What does this water cure cancer? “Did Jesus put it in the bottle when he met that woman at the well? You will be kidding me. I will swallow the saliva and die of dehydration before paying $ 9 for a bottle of water !!
More than 148,000 people have already liked his post. Apparently he’s not the only one who finds a $ 9 fee for one bottle of water ridiculous. Read the video below for more information about Tyler Perry’s reaction to the bottled water in his hotel room.