Where Tatler shares its humor
By Meghan Aslin
Artwork by Hallie Anderson
La Croix is taking over the St. Mary’s faculty; I will not let it take over the students as well.
The teachers of St. Mary’s are so very beloved. They’re famous for taking the time to personally know each student and her needs in the classroom, and they’re also famous for their various quirks: wearing suits everyday, openly worshipping coupons, having cardboard cutouts of their celebrity crush or pasting pictures of Nicholas Cage around their room. There is one cult-like obsession that this strange gaggle of characters shares though.
A cult-like obsession with La Croix.
La Croix is a brand of sparkling water that is well known for its refreshing carbonation, yummy flavors, palate-cleansing characteristics and fancy evocation, and it is embedded into the hearts of our very own teachers.
Mrs. Loden described the La Croix experience: “drinking it makes me feel like I am on a tropical island.”
When asked if she had ever tried La Croix, Ms. Seebeck, who has only been a member of the SMS faculty for a year, firmly stated, “Am I even a St. Mary’s teacher if I’m not into it?”
When asked, most teachers will admit to their love; however, there are a select few who strongly disagree.
A straight-faced Dr. Alexander told me, “Water should be consumed in its purest, natural form not with the aid of carbonation and flavoring.” Dr. Alexander’s passion went unmatched, but Dr. Lyon did offer a statement on his own sparkling water preferences. He prefers the generic Kroger brand of sparkling water over La Croix because it is cheaper, and he enjoys the taste more.
The small minority of these unbelievers cannot mask the devotion that the majority shares.
On the topic of brand loyalty, our very own Ms. Bielskis (‘89) appallingly stated “I would never drink another brand. Nope.”
The best thing for us students to keep at the forefront of our minds is how far will this obsession go? I truly do not know the answer. I strongly believe that we as a student body are strong enough to fight this ongoing epidemic, however refreshing it might be.
I asked Bielskis if she had ever felt peer-pressured to drink La Croix by her colleagues.
Her response, “I think maybe so. Please help me.”
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