kathryn snapped this off in disgust
in mexico city and most of hong kong, drinking the tap water was the hygienic equivalent to jabbing a used syringe in your arm. no brainer: you just didn't do it. but here in new york i've been told that the tap water is some of the cleanest in the country. if that's the case, somebody please enlighten me: why does my tap water fizz like pellegrino for ten minutes after i've drawn it from the sink? i've been drinking the stuff for three months now, and so far the whites of my eyes haven't yellowed, and my digestive system hasn't reared it's ugly head in protest, but i always think twice before pounding a tall, bubbly glass. maybe i should just shut up and be grateful that chez burton serves carbonated water on tap. lime rickey, anyone?