Since I opened the coffee shop I appear to have grown an additional head.Either that, or the simple fact that I WON’T STOCK COCA COLA is a little unusual in CommercialWorld.Even the LOOK my prospective daughter-in-law gave me when she Couldn’t Find The Coke in our drinks fridge was not enough to move me… mm, I’d do a lot for her, but fortunately stocking the products of Devil Incarnate Inc. is not on the wedding registry.
Anyway, if you’re in denial about the water crisis in this country and you think water just comes out of a tap when you turn it on, stop reading now, because you’ll be first against the wall when the last drop dries up- and I’ll need to drink your blood then.
Okay.Once upon a time, about 11 years ago, it took about 8 hours to fill our water tank from our bore down on the farm.At that time, Peats Ridge Springs was owned by the Pace family, and whatever level of water they were taking out of our aquifer to bottle. it didn’t worry us.
Then Joe Pace was killed in an accident at the bottling plant, and his broken-hearted family sold out- to guess who?
Mm, yeah. Coca Cola Amatil.
Strangely enough, we can now run our bore ALL day and night for two days, and the tank still isn’t full.In fact, most of the time the pump shits itself because there isn’t enough water in the aquifer to replace what’s being pumped up, and it runs dry.
As my old mate Julius Sumner Miller used to say, why is it so?
What would you like to blame? Excessive water use on our part? Welcome to my world: we have less livestock than 11 years ago.We save the water from our baths, washing up and washing machine to pour on the garden.We flush for solids only.
Did you know that it takes 3 litres of water to make one litre of Coke?
Did you know that Coke is the biggest-selling product in Australian supermarkets?(No, not milk or bread or any of those vaguely nutritious substances.Coke.)
Did you know that there’s an obesity crisis amongst our kids as well as a water crisis?The devil has many manifestations.
Read my lips: MY SHOP DOES NOT STOCK COKE.You want to kill your health and my world, do it somewhere else.