I’m not usually one to comment on “the world’s gone mad” types of news stories, but I read this on the way home this evening and thought, well, the world’s gone mad. Claridge’s in Mayfair is due to launch a “water list” in their restaurant, offering the “finest” mineral waters from around the world, with prices going up to £50 per litre.
Ridiculous, of course. Even more ridiculous are the accompanying descriptions on the menu: “a perfect companion to sushi, sashimi and caviar”, “slightly sweet, with an overall smooth sensation on the palate”. This is also a classic: “It is naturally filtered through the mountain layers and is suitable for all ages, particularly people with sensitive digestions, new born babies, children, pregnant ladies and the elderly.” Well, yes, I think you’ll find that water is a suitable drink for most people on the planet in fact. Or how about this: “only when a large piece of ice breaks into the sea, can it be harvested”? Well, there’s one benefit to global warming I suppose. The glaciers might be melting, but at least we can bottle the breakaway ice and sell it to arsewits in London who are clearly unfamiliar with the old adage about a twat and his money being easily parted.
I don’t much care what people choose to spend their money on, but anyone happy to pay £50 for a bottle of water deserves to have it smashed over their head.
Yet more evidence that we’re living in the Fall of Rome?