Thursday, 4 June 2009
Following an email received recently from a well meaning friend, Himself has taken this scare over bottled water very seriously.
Most of you have probably received something similar which claims that keeping bottled water in plastic bottles in the car can, when exposed to sunlight, cause cancer.
As a result I am now banned from keeping water in plastic bottles (shame as I do tend to get very thirsty in the car) so the question was, what to use instead?
As Himself has now thrown out every plastic bottle we have, I scoured the flat to see what I could find.
“Here!” cried Himself, brandishing something clear and made of glass.
I took the bottle, protesting. It was an empty half bottle of gin. (His gin drinking days were over a year ago which doesn't say much for the frequency of our spring cleaning.)
“Don't be silly,” he said. “That'll do fine.” And proceeded to wash it out.
Against my better judgement, I succumbed, and was last week found in Asda car park, slurping water out of this gin bottle. I got some very strange looks, particularly as I was driving.
I explained the problem to Himself (who, of course, didn't see it as a problem) but finally agreed that perhaps it was better if I wasn't pulled over for drinking and driving. Even if I wasn't.
“I've got just the thing!” he said (why do those words always worry me?)
And he produced – a hip flask....