Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Bottle of ages.

Over the weekend, waiting for a connecting flight in Houston, I bought a bottle of Dasani mineral water. Later, on the plane, I noticed the expiration date printed on the bottle: "Jul 2103". A shelf life of 101 years! Up to now, the longest shelf life I'd seen on water was between three and five years; was this a typo, or did some huge advance in bottling occur recently?

Impressed, I showed the bottle to the passenger next to me. "Look when this water expires," I said.

She seemed unimpressed. "July 21, 2003. So what?"


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