A cup of water costs how much in Aptos, CA? At Sno-White?

paper cup costs 7 cents

How much does a cup of  water cost in Aptos, CA?   About  75 cents for the cup.

Sno-White Drive In  now   charges about $.75 for a paper cup that costs .07 cents.   Sno-White  charges about 10 times what the cup costs. This is a new charge.

Someone recently bought a breakfast sandwich  ($3.50) and also  asked for a half cup of  water.

The customer gave Sno-White   a $5.oo bill and was given back a quarter, a nickel and a few pennies.  As  the breakfast sandwich costs $3.50 the additional charge for the paper cup was about $.75.

Asked ‘why charge for water?’ the reply  from the cook/ owner  was ‘I charge for the cup’.

So, what do paper cups cost?  About 7 cents.

You can buy 1,000  hot/cold paper cups (12 oz) on Amazon for $69.85 with no charge for shipping.  

Sno-White Drive In in Aptos, CA  has good  ‘burgers.  It’s located near  the entrance to  Seacliff State Beach.   

Charging 10 times the cost for a paper cup is not good public relations.  When  a customer wants a cup of water — let them have it for free.  That’s good PR.  

The City of Watsonville  just recently  now requires all  restaurants which provide paper cups to charge 10 cents.   They do so based on the state wide law regarding paper bags.

Per The Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/12/2019 Santa Cruz County eyes sweeping plastic prohibitions.  Also under consideration is a fee for disposable cups — similiar to the statewide 10 cent fee for grocery bags — and a requirement that all businesses provide recycling bins for their customers.

Aptos Psychologist:  Pe adage,  ‘Waste not, want not.’

Best to keep handy  a re-usable bag for groceries  and a re-usable cup for water.

Sno-White Drive In has good, reasonably  priced  ‘burgers.  Keep a water bottle in your car.

written by Cameron Jackson   jaj48@aolcom


Take back California’s water from Boxer? Quick!

no-water-higher-food-costEveryone in California  — including Barbara Boxer —  knows we have water problems.  And most individuals  conserve water.

And then we look at what  politicians  such as Boxer do — and don’t do.

Boxer lives in San Francisco and represents California. Surely she could be in contact with whatever is necessary to figure out how to save water when the big storms hit?

Why is government so clueless when it comes to real issues?

One might think so.  Guess again.

One would think that these politicos — such as Barbara Boxer — could   figure out how to save water?

When we have heavy storms why does all the surface water continue to drain into San Francisco Bay due to lack of  surface storage in the Sierras and pumping restrictions to protect the smelt?

Ok, we Californians  love to eat fish. And yes we love our salmon and maybe we love  our smelt.

But our farmers are hurting.  And Barbara Boxer — as usual — has only herself to consider.

Only 852,000 of the 5.5 million  acre-feet of water — only  10 percent — during the first two months of this year was sent to southern California.  Why so little water sent south?     Bureaucrats who operate the pumps keep the water from flowing south to the farmers.

And guess who is sinking a modest water bill that could provide relief to CA farmers?  Barbara Boxer.

Let her know what you think:  save the farmers or save the smelt?  You choose.