Terror Has a Name, It’s Spelled Brita…

…I-T-A, that’s BRITA™!

It lurks in my kitchen, waiting…and waiting. It thirsts for the precious fluid of life. And it will stop at nothing to get it.

It is voracious.

It is unstoppable.

And it doesn’t care who gets in its way.


I can’t leave it alone.

I hydrate.
The water level drops, it needs to be filled. It craves it. Seeking completion. It hungers to be satiated. Quickly. I am its slave. What would happen if the filter dried out? There’s dire consequences, too horrible to mention. But there they are, the warnings, buried deep within the paperwork.
But what if I ignore it…it…I can’t, it sits there, mocking. Waiting for me to forget its presence. It’s ghastly presence.

Someday it will make its move. I know it. I sense it.

Do I dare bring bottled water into my house? My first step towards independence.
No. I mustn’t upset it. I mustn’t.
What’s that? No really, I wasn’t thinking about getting rid of you, no, heh-heh, just kidding…really.

I type.
It watches.
I think.
It drips.

And waits…

I spend my waking hours thinking about it, plotting, making sure to keep it content, brim full with water. I mustn’t upset it. I don’t sleep without making sure it’s full. I won’t leave without checking the water tank. Should I take it with me if I leave? If I leave it behind, I’ll come home to…to…to what? What awaits me if I do?

I’m a prisoner of a water filtration system…

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  • stef
    July 1, 2005 9:10am

    LOL. you could always switch to PUR:)

  • July 1, 2005 9:14am

    Oh I so know how you feel.. I just bought the blue version of your jug…..

  • Sil
    July 1, 2005 9:19am

    jaja…that’s why I don’t have pets…you’re so funny Dave! kiss from Buenos Aires…

  • July 1, 2005 9:40am

    I still enjoy my bottles of VOLVIC

  • Anthony
    July 2, 2005 3:30pm

    Hey David,

    I’ve also been using Brita for almost a year, until I’ve been made aware of the following:

    *) these filters are known to be bacteria sources
    *) most needed minerals are filtered and lost
    *) the waters natural balance is completely disturbed

    So now, if it is required, I’ll just use bottled water instead. Great blog you have!

  • July 2, 2005 5:07pm

    …now I’m really terrified!…

  • biba
    July 5, 2005 11:10pm

    Your favorite author, Mme Guiliano swears by Vittel, Volvic and “the only sparkling (gazeuse) brand for us was and remains Badoit. We were hooked ages ago bhy an alliterative old jingle that ran ‘Et badadit et badadoit, la meilleure eau c’est la Badoit.'” Pour toi aussi, M Lebovitz! so sorry Brita(tm)!