I told her I appreciated the heads up, but I never really wanted to buy bottled water.
I knew, long before Penn And Teller took on bottled water, that bottled water was basically tap water. The first time I tried bottled water, I remember thinking it tasted nothing like distilled water (I am very familiar with distilled water. Back in science lab, I used it recreationally, just as a little pick-me-up to get me through the day....). The price didn't seem worth it to me.
Turns out, with the downturn in the economy, people are simply refilling their water bottles at home or from water coolers at work instead of buying tap water that costs more per gallon than gasoline. Dealers are looking to move merch, and have marked down the water.
So, if you hear about a rising tide lifting all boats, it's coming from stores emptying the water bottles....