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    Only In California

    Surely They must be kidding



    Man Peddles 'Holy' Bottled Water

    POSTED: 12:47 pm EST March 6, 2007
    UPDATED: 1:03 pm EST March 6, 2007



    LINDEN, Calif. -- A Stockton, Calif.-area businessman is peddling blessed bottled water.

    The half-liter bottles of Holy Drinking Water are being distributed by Wayne Enterprises. They only carry the blessings of Catholic and Anglican priests, but company President Brian Germann plans to expand to other faiths.

    He said he thought of the concept last year and has sold about 3,000 bottles since January at a Linden market and on the Internet.


    He claimed the idea came to him on June 6, 2006, believed by some to be an ill-fated day because of the three sixes in 6/6/06, a Christian symbol of evil.

    The bottles of plain purified water carry a label that warns sinners who drink the water that they may experience burning, intense heat, sweating and skin irritations.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






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    LOL. Yep, only in California.
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    You know there is a sucker born every minute.

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    Hey Richard.....you gotta new job eh????
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    I know the kind of person who would buy it, let me tell you a little story:

    In high school, we did the musical South Pacific. As I was just in 9th grade, i didn't try out for any parts, but sang in the choruses, and got cast as one of two nuns, whose only job is to lead a row of girls across the stage.

    Before the first night of the show, there I was, in the nun costume back stage. The female lead, Lisa, came up to me and said "Bless me, Sister!"

    I said, "Lisa, I'm not even Catholic, you know that!"

    She said, "I don't care, just make the hand motions and stuff, and I'll feel better!"

    So I did, and she did.

    I bet she'd buy the water!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Poor thing. Sounds like she really needed something to believe in, perhaps she needed more then anything to believe in herself.

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    Hey whats wrong with that
    don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die....

    I have been frosted!

    Thanks Kfamr for the signature!


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    ...no wonder that Evian spelled backwards is "NAIVE"
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    Lol... I'd be willing to bet that a lot of the bottles were bought as novelty items, for humor value.

    Then there are the staunchly religious... (shrugs). Don't know the Catholic or Anglican faiths well enough to mock them for wanting blessed water. I don't even know what they use it for.

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    Another snake oil salesman. The old west was full of them....seems like the new west is to !!!!
    Wombat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophist
    Lol... I'd be willing to bet that a lot of the bottles were bought as novelty items, for humor value.

    Then there are the staunchly religious... (shrugs). Don't know the Catholic or Anglican faiths well enough to mock them for wanting blessed water. I don't even know what they use it for.
    Blessed water ??? Well....you could pour it over your head. For all the good it would do for anything, you may as well do that.
    Wombat

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    Hey, you just leave us Californian's alone..............we will sell what we want to and buy what we want to.............

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    So did you buy a bottle, Gini? Did you get it for a good price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killearn Kitties
    So did you buy a bottle, Gini? Did you get it for a good price?
    Go in peace my child........and sin no more!

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    Ahhhhhhhhh.....it would be so nice to have enough water in ones country to do things like bottle it. LOL
    Wom

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