I know we've had some discussion on this question before, but I just couldn't resist sharing this photo and posing the question. I am at the Courtyard in Columbia, MD working from my room ... $5 bottles of Evian. Who drinks this stuff? Is this just a franchisee looking to make a few extra dollars? As a Platinum guest, they had regular bottles of water waiting on me, yet, there are two bottles of the "good stuff" for $5 apiece in my room. Does anyone ever succumb to convenience and spend $5 for a bottle of Evian in a Courtyard room? Why?
Its possible that I might succumb to a $5 bottle of Evian. Of course, the circumstances would be extremely dire. I might be tempted if I were in the middle of the Sahara Desert completely parched and on my hands and knees crawling up a giant sand dune. Though the deal would be contingent on getting the bottle deposit returned.
Wwell, deprived of my wig (where I hide my brain) I picked up the free water at the Autograph ICON, had a good glug and then put it in my bag for the next part of my journey to the Houston Marriott North
Only when I pulled it out of my bag did I notice.....
So it seems I'm the one that drinks the $5 water
(is there a prize?)
My youngest child made it so that I had to answer yes to this question. I spent $5 on bottled water, not once but twice as she sat down at the Renaissance and drank them while I was unpacking a suitcase. They were sitting right next to the two free bottles but when I asked why she drank the $5 ones instead she responded simply "the bottles were prettier". How do you argue with a small child's logic? I call that a $10 moment of laughter.
2 points are a line, and 3 points make a trend, right? If we get one more "accidental" response, I can only assume they are counting on us to make the mistake. Of course, there are marketers high-fiving each other everywhere tonight too because they convinced rebeccakirahannah's little girl to drink them because they are pretty! That story rocks! This leads for most correct answer - I'll see if we get anymore before closing it out.
I am so glad that others have admitted to this mistake, as so have I. In France and Italy, I always order "l'eau minerale gazeuse" or "frizzante" as it's a treat for me (I prefer sparkling over still), so by the end of these trips, I am used to paying for water "avec gas" or "frizzante" at each meal. Coming home off of an European trip this year, and jetlagged while laying over, as well as parched, I sat down at a table at an airport lounge and proceeded to crack open a bottle of Fiji Water, which was situated at every table (as in - standard?), pour it into a glass, and "Ahh." The server then approached me and mentioned something about the water not being complimentary... Oops. Suddenly, that water tasted extra especially good.