Tiny Tiny Water Cups

TheFoodAss | General | Monday, January 29th, 2007

Since I drink nothing but water (and beer) I am often seen asking for simply an ice, or tap water with my out and about meal. I prefer the cool refreshing life-giving taste of water to the ULTIMATE death supplying HFCS fueled mega cup anyday. I’ve noticed something though, with thousands of glasses of restaurant water having been consumed by myself over the past year or so… Water cups are getting TINY.

In a kind of F YOU for not buying their $2.00 soda or coffee, small restuarants and sandwich joints seem to be resizing their water glasses smaller and smaller. Take a look at this Panera cup… It is seriously 4 ounces. 4. Obviously Panera is the devil, so what do I expect? I wouldnt be eating there anyway, so this one doesnt affect me much, but still, that thing is TINY. I had to snag 4 of them when I got force gift-carded into a Panera sandwich and suburban hell onslaught.
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Example number 2. A local coffee shop, who happens to make excellent sandwiches. Actually, I could say this example is for any one of three downtown coffee shops that happen to make good sandwiches. All of them offer up 6 ouce or less water cups.

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I guess I understand if they dont want to give me one of their nice, printed, waxy .08 cent cups they would usually use for soda or something, I mean those do cost something that they are not recouping with my free water. But I did just spend $6.99 for a sandwich, it isnt like I am loitering around and being a trash-hole of a person using free wifi and sipping water…

But ultimately, I think people are becoming more health conscious. Perhaps people want to spend money on nice sandwiches, maybe a cookie or something, and enjoy a TALL refreshing glass of water. Sometimes, if at certain establishments who have meal’s and lunch specials with a soda, I just snag that. And fill my large soda cup with water instead.

Ultimately, I’d like to see an approach similar to Jimmy Johns . If I ask, I get a free baby sized cup for my water, but for an extra .10cents I can purchase a big ol monster cup. I’m cool with that. .10cents if worth it to me, so I dont have to get up every three minutes, and interupt my non-linear eating system.



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