Whether your are sitting at a cafe on the banks of the Seine trying to enjoy a drink, or in need of some cold refreshment after a long day of hiking in the Amazon, nothing quite says “you’re not in America anymore” than the lack of ice overseas.
But putting up with room-tempature refreshments is something Americans never need to worry about when we are stateside.
- We get a full cup of it with our soft drink at McDonalds or the stadium.
- Its sheer abundance in pitchers of ice water at restaurants causes waiters to spill water when refilling our glass.
- Our freezers dispense it into glasses without forcing us to go through the trouble of even opening the door.
- And we even have enough of it to put it in our coffee.
So next time you’re trying in vain to refresh yourself with a glass of lukewarm water overseas, remember in America we have ice in our drinks.
God Bless America!