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You’re Wrong, NBC! The True Story of the Metal Water Bottle

How I’ve missed you, dear readers! I have just dug myself out of piles and piles of snow to bring you the latest in the promotional products world. Today’s entry is about the horrible misinformation spread about metal water bottles on an episode of “The Office”. I am here to stop this vicious rumor right in its tracks.

NBC’s hit show, “The Office,” is a fan favorite among us at Quality Logo Products®. But we’ve got a bit of a bone to pick with the Dunder Mifflin crew. In the otherwise-delightful episode named “Sabre,” the company that’s taken over Dunder Mifflin sends out imprinted metal water bottles as a gift to their new employees.

Well, they did one thing right; the custom metal water bottles are an awesome way to make the merger run smoothly, proving the inherent value of promotional products. Not only is that kind of business transaction a pretty tenuous thing to smooth over while it’s happening, but there’s likely anxiety around the offices for a long time as daily operations start falling into place. Something like a personalized metal water bottle is a consistent reminder of a company’s commitment to its employees’ happiness.

However, at the end of the episode, Michael pours orange juice into everyone’s metal water bottle and raises a toast. Afterwards, they all make a face at the so-called “metallic” taste.

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This is where we are reminded that TV is not like real life. For instance, Jack Bauer would be quite cranky and sleep-deprived in real life, and no one would associate with him socially due to the high rate of hostage situations he’s connected to. And if you get a personalized metal water bottle from Quality Logo Products®, the contents are NOT going to taste like you’ve been sucking on pennies all week.

For example, my mom has been using the Alpine Aluminum Water Bottle for her trips to the gym for the past year with no complaints. And believe me, this woman would never let me hear the end of it if I gave her a Quality Logo Products® item that she didn’t consider up to her standards.

Then there’s my personal favorite: the High Sierra Aluminum Bottle. I write for a living, so clearly the effort of having to pick up a cup and bring it to my lips is way outside my pay grade. The straw is perfectly suited to my laziness.

We here at Quality Logo Products® always make sure we carry top-of-the-line products, but you can follow these tips to make sure you have the best experience with your custom metal water bottle.

So what do you think? What are your experiences with personalized metal water bottles? Are you big on straws? Sound off in the comments below!

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