Water, Water Everywhere

30 Dec

If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?

English: Bottled water fills an aisle in a sup...

Bottled water fills an aisle in a supermarket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No.  One should drink bottled water in foreign climes, or risk the two bob bits.


You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.

A WordPress Prompter holding a glass of foreign water with my name on it.


What’s your ideal Saturday morning?

Filling up plastic bottles with our good Manchester tap water.

Are you doing those things this morning?


Why not?

It’s Sunday.


Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to. 

Dear Mum,

I hope you are comfortable as a pile of ash in a wooden box in the ground in Widnes.

I told you not to drink the water.

Love, Tilly x


What is your worst quality?

Using my dead mother as a comedy prop.


Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice.

I could have chosen not to use my beloved dead mother as a comedy prop for a WordPress prompt post, but I just couldn’t help myself.

I am my dead father’s daughter.


If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose? 

In the States, under an assumed name after I was hounded out of Britain by outraged mothers who mistook my affectionate ribbing of my mother for a disrespectful poke.

Why the States?

They sell bottled water.




46 Responses to “Water, Water Everywhere”

  1. kiwidutch December 30, 2012 at 10:14 #

    Tilly, ack! my bottled water went up my nose when I laughed out loud about your Mother!


  2. vivinfrance December 30, 2012 at 10:42 #

    NO NO NO. Boil it if you must, in Africa or Asia, but water and plastic bottles are what’s doing in the environment. Millennia will pass before the bottles degrade, be, sides all the CO2 produced by the making of the plastic and the bottling process not to mention the transport issues.


  3. sanstorm December 30, 2012 at 10:57 #

    The water in the taps in the States is fine Tilly 🙂 trust me, after my Calcutta experience I am as paranoid as the next person.
    *sudden desire for a road/air trip*


  4. granny1947 December 30, 2012 at 11:47 #

    Er…uhm…just to clear things up…we CAN drink our tap water in Africa…we have strong constitutions.
    Bet your Mom is laughing too.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 2, 2013 at 10:38 #

      I know 🙂 I lived there for fourteen years and never had a dicky tummy.

      You readers are so serious. And so protective of your country’s reputation 🙂


  5. Grannymar December 30, 2012 at 12:09 #

    I’m sure your mother was giggling away, as we say in Ireland: I feel it in me water! 😆


  6. rumpydog December 30, 2012 at 14:22 #

    ROFL! I love that favorite thing bit! Happy New Year…. a couple of days too soon,.


  7. kateshrewsday December 30, 2012 at 14:48 #

    😀 Those WordPress prompters must just love you, Tilly…t


  8. mairedubhtx December 30, 2012 at 15:11 #

    Yet another good use of many WP daily prompts in one post. And we wonder why you aren’t Freshly Pressed? I ask you. Who else could pull off such a feat? You rock!


  9. terry1954 December 30, 2012 at 15:13 #

    this was a good post, thanks for sharing with me


  10. gigihawaii December 30, 2012 at 17:39 #

    Hey, they sell bottled water in India, too! Go there!!!


  11. laurieanichols December 30, 2012 at 17:56 #

    Tilly what would we do without you? You have the utmost talent for decimating those prompts. I think that you added at least ten more laugh lines around my eyes this morning!


  12. slpmartin December 30, 2012 at 18:13 #

    Alas…all those plastic bottles are everywhere…even floating down the Amazon River. Happy New Years!


  13. klrs09 December 30, 2012 at 18:27 #

    You should write comedy for a living. There are no taboos for comedians.


  14. Al December 30, 2012 at 19:05 #

    As a victim of Montezuma’s revenge after a trip top Cancun, I heartily vouch for your advice.

    As for the dead mother jokes, I admire your bravery, My dear departed mother made it clear that she would come back to haunt me if I ever made fun of her. She scared me enough when she was alive.


  15. viveka December 30, 2012 at 19:51 #

    Ramlösa, the Swedish spring water (now owned by Carlsberg) give away the same amount of water as they sell to Africa – last year 60 million liter of water to those that don’t have fresh water.
    Like the mother joke – great.
    Here is something funny from Carlsberg .. to finish the year with.
    Happy New Year .. to Linda and everybody around her.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 2, 2013 at 10:52 #

      Thanks for this 🙂

      Glad to hear of ethical big business.


      • viveka January 2, 2013 at 10:56 #

        Yes, it’s brilliant … that is why I don’t buy anything else then Ramlösa – but they don’t scream about it load enough.


  16. judithatwood December 30, 2012 at 22:44 #

    What great Questions, and great answers, too. I’m going to take a shot at this. 😎


  17. lenwilliamscarver December 30, 2012 at 22:44 #

    I won’t tell you I am laughing so hard there is water …….


  18. Katharine Trauger December 31, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Ha! I have a guest house in a secluded place, as you already know . . .


    Stow away somewhere and get over here! 😉

    ❤ K


  19. vastlycurious.com December 31, 2012 at 05:10 #

    You make me happy!!!!!


  20. benzeknees December 31, 2012 at 05:28 #

    So does Canada! AND we have Maltesers!


  21. eof737 January 4, 2013 at 06:32 #

    Interesting… 😦 ?!


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