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to feel miserly for asking for rap water in restaurants?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 28-Jul-11 21:57:51

I actually like water.

shock

And, yes, there is a pecuniary reason too - when we all go out drinks can easily add an extra £large to the bill, I'd rather have something I enjoy for free and let the Chaotic4 have paid for drinks.

smile

But I feel judged by waiting staff for ordering tap water.

Is my sense of entitlement too inflated to think I should be able to order a legimate drink without being given TheSneer?

StrandedBear Thu 28-Jul-11 21:59:37

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TheFeministsWife Thu 28-Jul-11 22:01:20

Does rap water turn you into Eminem by any chance? grin

Whatmeworry Thu 28-Jul-11 22:01:55

Rap water - in a big jah!

O yes mon smile

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 28-Jul-11 22:02:27

YADNBU. I always ask for tap water in restaurants, as they tend to charge upward of £4 for a litre. And this when I'm spending at least £30 on wine.

MissBetsyTrotwood Thu 28-Jul-11 22:03:26

What's rap water? Cristal? grin

Enjoy it and ask for ice and lemon next time!

MinnieBar Thu 28-Jul-11 22:04:04

<imagines Chaos ordering 'Water, I want water, it's good for yo' daughter'> or similar

BartletForAmerica Thu 28-Jul-11 22:04:17

Giles Coren was on about this for a while as well, partly because of the environmental effects of bottling water when we have perfectly good tap water here, so I feel quite justified asking for tap water.

Panzee Thu 28-Jul-11 22:04:47

To the W to the A to the T E R... grin

Graciescotland Thu 28-Jul-11 22:05:23

I ask and if they sneer, I explain the shocking number of carbon miles that go with bottled water and that I don't drink it on principle.

Principle being that I'm mean grin

thisfantasticvoyage Thu 28-Jul-11 22:06:01

There's no getting away from the fact that this is, essentially, tightwad behaviour.

Cleverything Thu 28-Jul-11 22:07:15

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lashingsofbingeinghere Thu 28-Jul-11 22:09:04

I always ask for tap water now. Most restaurants just offer it automatically. I think they realise they are on a hiding to nothing, now everyone knows bottled water is a) a rip off b) very ungreen. Of course, they just make up the difference by charging more for other soft drinks/teas/coffees/cover charge etc.

tethersend Thu 28-Jul-11 22:11:15

Does it come with ice ice baby?

Selks Thu 28-Jul-11 22:11:24

I ask for tap water too. I don't (usually) drink alcohol and don't want a soft drink such as coke with a meal, and I don't want to pay for fizzy water, so tap water it is. But I am usually quite generous with the tip.

nojustificationneeded Thu 28-Jul-11 22:11:59

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MissPenteuth Thu 28-Jul-11 22:12:38

Is it called rap water cos it's on the hizzouse?

YoungishBag Thu 28-Jul-11 22:13:02

Not tightwad. It's an obscenity that more than 60% of the worlds population don't have clean water.

Asking for tap water shows you know how privileged you are and also that you're not a western cunt who buys bottled water using yet more of the earths resources.

anothermum92 Thu 28-Jul-11 22:13:14

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nojustificationneeded Thu 28-Jul-11 22:13:42

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worraliberty Thu 28-Jul-11 22:13:53

Be careful if it has ice in it cos legally they can charge you for that.

Panzee Thu 28-Jul-11 22:13:55

Word.

GreenEyesandHam Thu 28-Jul-11 22:14:07

I prefer to ask for Ice T.

With an Ice Cube.

Err
<…racks brains>

rookiemater Thu 28-Jul-11 22:14:31

I get tapwater, unless I'm on a groupon deal when I am too embarassed so will order wine instead grin

scottishmummy Thu 28-Jul-11 22:15:38

rap water?do you come over all dizzee rascal muthfucka,innit

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