Pho, a beer, and a tiny glass of water.

We’re really spoiled in California. You ask for water and you’re given a large glass and unlimited, automatic no-questions-asked refills.

Getting a glass of water in Europe is more complicated. The default is a bottle of mineral water, with or without gas, for a few Euros.

Ask for tap (table) water and you’ll get a funny look and a tiny glass. The cost is zero but don’t expect any automatic refills.