Sunday, February 14, 2010

This is real stupid

I had seen on the news this past week that the drinking fountains were removed from the Quicken Loans Arena. The reason given was to prevent viruses from spreading. Many of us, myself included, thinks that maybe this was done in order to sell more four dollar bottles of water.

I also think that this is a bad move. Dan Gilbert, Cleveland Cavaliers owner, should be content with the packed houses he gets with Lebron and company, and their championship run. Many people can't afford to attend a game, much less paying as much for a bottle of water as you can get a whole case for at the store. But I guess someone has to bring revenue into Cleveland since mayor Frank Jackson had to layoff many of his fund raisers, I mean police officers.

But the folks working the concession stands may have to be aware with this move since many viruses are spread from person to person with the exchange of currency.


Mike Golch said...

Cliff,I have to agree,the removal of the water fountains suck.The laying off of the cops was payback to the union for not giving the concessions that the mayor wanted.a crying shame it it.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

How about having the cleaning crew sanitize them a couple times a day? Also, it's a choice whether you risk the drinking fountain or not.

Jen said...

you know what...even if that fountain was there, I for one would not drink from it unless it was an emergency.
I don't like germs.

dons_mind said...

think i'd have to agree with jen - water fountains have kinda gone the way of the old pay phone and phone booths! (and i wouldn't use either personally!)