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The nerve of some people.

Old 03-28-09, 11:53 AM
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The nerve of some people.

Just got back from a ride. Decided to make my loop a little longer, and I eventually ran out of water. Stopped at a country store type sandwich joint to get a fillup from the sink. Got to the counter and asked the girl (standing right next to the sink) if I could get a fillup. She replies "I don't know if we can do that" and walks to the door to the back room to ask. She comes back a minute later and says "No, but you can buy a bottle." WTF!?!?!? Having no money, and now no water, I don't even bother to say anything and proceed to walk out the door. I don't get it, not like I was asking for a free sandwich, it's ****ing water. In the time it took her to go and ask she could have just filled my bottle and I would have been gone. What is wrong with people?
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So now you'll know to take some money along, right? Or possibly try "I'm out of money, but I sure am thirsty. Could I just get some water from that faucet?"
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some people are just mean spirited by nature. i once stopped at a cafe, got a sandwich and a coke and at the counter asked if she could fill my bottle from the tap. i was stunned when she said no and then proceeded to tell me how much the sandwich and coke came to. i put the stuff down and went next door and bought an inferior soggy sandwich but got my bottle filled.
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sucks.

maybe they have a spigot about back?
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Old 03-28-09, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
sucks.

maybe they have a spigot about back?

i had to look up spigot. thank you for increasing my plumbing knowledge
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maybe they have a spigot about back?
Churches almost always have spigots and are normally accomodating if you can find someone to ask. I've never been refused.
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
sucks.

maybe they have a spigot about back?
Fill your bottle, then "forget" to turn it off.
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They wanted you to buy their water, that was the whole point. They're not mean, they're just thinking like a business.
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Churches almost always have spigots and are normally accomodating if you can find someone to ask. I've never been refused.
another tip: graveyards.
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would you ever risk drinking out of a river
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
another tip: graveyards.
"Excuse me. Does anyone here mind me gettin' some water? No? Alrighty then. Thanks."
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
another tip: graveyards.
which you only find next to churches.

Cemeteries, on the other hand, are different.
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The nerve of some people, trying to actually make some money in their store! Well! I never!
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
which you only find next to churches.

Cemeteries, on the other hand, are different.
semantics.
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
So now you'll know to take some money along, right? Or possibly try "I'm out of money, but I sure am thirsty. Could I just get some water from that faucet?"
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The nerve of some people, trying to actually make some money in their store! Well! I never!
Damn, people from Texas really are jerks. Wait, I already knew that.
I'm pretty sure he was out of money. And tap water costs basically nothing to give away.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
semantics.
more than just semantics, but that's for a different forum.
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Should have used the bathroom and just filled up at the sink, or from the back of the toilet tank- depending how thirsty you are.
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They wanted you to buy their water, that was the whole point. They're not mean, they're just thinking like a business.
Yea I understand this even though I dont agree with it. I work in a movie theatere and we charge 1.00 for a 8oz cup of ice! Friggen ridiculous!
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Damn, people from Texas really are jerks. Wait, I already knew that.
I'm pretty sure he was out of money. And tap water costs basically nothing to give away.
yeah....and everyone from Baston is such a freakin joy.
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yeah....and everyone from Baston is such a freakin joy.
Yeah, I used to live in Galveston, Texas. You know...before it was destroyed.
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Damn, people from Texas really are jerks. Wait, I already knew that.
I'm pretty sure he was out of money. And tap water costs basically nothing to give away.
Tap water ain't free.
Costs a bunch to drain away the cow piss from the water.
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Originally Posted by Dantebfd View Post
Should have used the bathroom and just filled up at the sink, or from the back of the toilet tank- depending how thirsty you are.
Solves all the problems.

Well maybe not the back of the toilet but otherwise......


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Originally Posted by Arkansan07 View Post
Yea I understand this even though I dont agree with it. I work in a movie theatere and we charge 1.00 for a 8oz cup of ice! Friggen ridiculous!
This is why I smuggle food and beverages in. Always go to the movies with a woman - those purses are a necessity!
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would you ever risk drinking out of a river
i know of people that have done it, and lived (on local passes that is, from the little waterfalls on the side of the road). i've heard people say that running water will be cleaner, but who knows.

for long rides where i think i'll be short on water, i bring filtration tablets for an emergency like that, but i haven't had to use them. bringing three water bottles is another option.
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