Get served!

When Hassan was lashing hard on the idea of an Oxygen Bar in the city, I spotted something absurd in the midst of a rather not-so-elite area; none other than our old and dear railway station. Have anyone of you been to station recently and saw the vending machine serving water? Has a blue logo..hmm… yeah, of Atlantis Water.. or something like that I guess. Insert a coin in the machine, and it will serve normal/chilled water depending upon your preference. The machine might be useful but the reason behind employing this does not seem to be a considerate one. I mean, water is a basic necessity and should be available without charge. At least, at public places like railway station or bus terminals.

With the commercialisation of most of country’s assets, are we on the verge of commifying the necessities now? While commofiying air might not be possible, selling water is certainly not unfeasible at all; in a country where majority still doesn’t have access to clean water. Reckon, the secret slogan for the new water company might be ‘no money, no water!’.

1 Comment so far

  1. Many Gester (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 11:49 pm

    They are getting this equipment from in Thailand. If you need a machine…buy it direct.

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