Agua

In the US (and other places too) we take for granted that we can drink water out of the sink.  Obviously in Mexico this isn’t the case.  Although a friend of mine said that she has had water out of the sink and has been fine.  She said she would never do it in places like Mexico City, but she thinks Cancun is ok.  I asked about the white chunks that I see floating in the water sometimes.  She said something about the calcium in the water or something like that?  I don’t know, I sometimes don’t have the greatest memory.  One time when I ran out of water, I drank a glass of water.  It didn’t taste good, but I didn’t get sick!  Yes, I know, I know…you’re not supposed to do that.  I won’t be doing it again…

So anyway,  everyone has to buy water to drink.  At my old house, there were many “water boys” that came around and delivered water.  Where I’m living now, it’s a bit different.  Occasionally I hear someone yelling “AGUA!” but I don’t bother and just go get it myself.  I used up all my water and it’s very cheap to get more, but it’s really, really heavy!  I went to the Extra(24 hour convenience store) where they sell my brand of water (there are many different brands).  I went to pay and the guy was going to lift it to take it outside.  I tried to explain that I didn’t have a car.  He looked at me like I was crazy, but then I left 🙂  I carried it the couple blocks home and up the stairs to my new home.  I told a couple amigos that and they got kinda mad.  They would say, “Why didn’t you tell me? I have a car and I can do it for you??”  I told them it’s not a big deal, but it’s nice of them to offer.  Sometime I might take them up on that offer! It’s a good errand to do in the morning or in the evening.  It’s a little cooler then for weight lifting or carrying water. 🙂

 

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2 responses

  1. I guess I never think about water because I hardly ever drink it. My liquids come from Beer, wine, coffee, milk, Margaritas and soda. Not in that order:) But I suppose you have to get more fluids in your climate. BTW Lily is still fussy about the water she gets. She’s so funny. She watches to make sure she gets to drink the fresh water before Tank backwashes the bowl’

    • That is hilarious! Yes, if I don’t drink enough during the day…I end up drinking what seems like gallons at night, to make up for it. Yes, my Lily is going to be like that forever. Although she is plenty happy to drink out of mud puddles, she doesn’t like the disgusting look of backwash in her bowl! So funny! I didn’t train her to be that way, but she got accustomed to nice cold, fresh water! The other day when I went for a run, I saw a Golden in the park running after a ball. I don’t see many Goldens here and I really miss her a lot! I hope she doesn’t think I abandoned her. Ugh, I’m starting to tear up… 😦

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