Monday, September 20, 2010

More than Just a Message in a Bottle

Vendors were lined along Pratt Street on Sunday afternoon, as Betty and I walked back from our early morning visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Our next stop was meeting The Husband and Boo before taking in the Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards.

"ICE COLD WATER HERE ONNNNNE DOLLLLLLAR!!" the vendors hollered, holding dripping bottles in each hand.   "FOUR DOLLARS INSIDE!!!"

Betty stopped, turned to me inquisitively, her brow furrowed.

"Mommy, how can they possibly get $4 inside a bottle of water?"

Quote by the entrance to one of the exhibits at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." ~ Loren Eiseley

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Anonymous said...

Out of the mouths of babes....

My father's father died before the advent of bottled water. I can only imagine his shock at the fact that we now pay - yes sweet child - up to FOUR FRIGGING DOLLARS for a product that costs only pennies and for centuries was widely available in public venues for free.

Trisha said...

I love this story! Too cute.

Amy said...

That is so cute! Makes you really think about how what we say isn't always what we mean!