Yesterday, I was in Walgreens looking for clear gatorade for my son. He wasn't feeling well and I wanted to hydrate and replenish electrolytes from a drink that would not stain the carpet. I didn't find the clear gatorade in Walgreens (apparently they only carry neon colors), but I did see Texas Rain bottled water (see below). I am a naturally sarcastic person, so a few things jumped out at me when I saw the bottles of rainwater:
1. Texans sure are proud. I bet you won't find a single Texan anywhere drinking a bottle of New Mexico Rain, or California Rain, or New York Rain.
2. Ironically, in Central Texas, we have been in a drought. We need rain. Who knew that we were short because they keep bottling it up in Houston and Dallas before it can get to us?
3. It just happened to be raining here last night. Why should I pay for bottled Texas Rain when I can walk outside and get more than I can handle for free?
4. I considered asking a friend in Arizona to take a picture of an empty water bottle in his yard so I could photoshop a lable that said "Arizona Rain."
Of course, I had to check them out online. They do have a website: http://texas-rain.net
While I am not convinced that I should spend a dollar on a bottle of rainwater, at least not while it is falling for free this week, I have to say that I am impressed that they also sell rain water collection systems and they will wholesale the water under your own private label. Somebody out there try a bottle and leave a comment.