Springtime is steadily approaching and, like most people caught up in the jet stream of New Year’s Resolutions and the approach of warm weather, I’ve been on a live healthy / workout fix. Part of my “live healthy” regiment has been to drink more water and eliminate carbonated drinks from my diet. Seems reasonable, sure, but I noticed that I’ve been thrown into the center of a conspiracy, and area restaurants are severely hindering my H20 needs.
The “Golden Standard” I’m proposing this week is a minimum capacity of 10 oz. for water cups at all restaurants.
I don’t need to be punished for ordering a water with my lunch. Just because I didn’t pony up the $2.00 for a fountain drink doesn’t mean you get back at me by serving me a thimble full of warm water. Macy’s doesn’t cut the sleeves off your shirt if you don’t by a scarf with a sweater. Nike doesn’t repo your shoe laces if you don’t buy socks with your new shoes. So, why is it okay for restaurants to give you a shot glass to drink from when you don’t purchase a carbonated drink? Sure, I know what you’re probably thinking out there, “David, you good looking son-of-a-gun you, restaurants need to focus on making money.” My response? Well they are making money, I just paid $8.50 for a BLT. If I have to pay $8.55 to get a cup for water to go with it that’s bigger than salt shaker then so be it. I’m a very optimistic person but in this case, the drinking cup is half empty.
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