So apparently we have problems with filling the ice trays here at work.
I don’t have an issue with it. But apparently some of my co-workers do.
The picture to the right is what was posted twice on the fridge deep inside the Daily Globe office.
It brings up so many questions for me.
First, who is using all this ice?
I mean, really?
I have been wracking my brain as to what these people are using this ice for. They aren’t starting pitchers, needing to ice down their arms after a big win.
I don’t think we have an ice bath around. I’ve wandered around plenty, and I’m pretty confident in that fact.
So where does the ice go? It has to be in drinks.
Do people drink gallons and gallons of liquids a day? And why aren’t they cold already?
When I buy a pop out of the machine, it’s cold. It doesn’t need to be on ice.
Our fridge is stocked full of people’s lunches — and drinks.
Those are also cold — no need for ice.
We have four trays. There are 58 cubes (if I counted right).
So where does it all go?
The smart asses (me included) out there will simply say: It melts.
Thank you, I got that.
This is just a mystery. Don’t get me wrong, I do use ice. I very much enjoy ice. I’ll use a few cubes here and there for certain drinks. Maybe I left a Mountain Dew on my desk for a few hours. Maybe I need a really cold glass of water. Or maybe I just need the security of a cube in my drink.
But I always fill them back up.
Which leads me to question number 2.
How lazy do you have to be to not fill them back up?
The sink is literally right next to the fridge.
It takes 20 seconds.
There is zero skill involved. I’m pretty sure they could train a monkey to fill an ice tray.
So it’s not that we’re asking people to do something impossible here. It’s merely an inconvenience.
Perhaps it’s the time aspect. We are all busy, but what if we decided not to do other “minor chores” because we were too busy?
Would we stop combing our hair? Or shaving? Shoot shaving is a huge pain in my gluteus maximus and it takes a heck of a lot longer than it does to fill an ice cube tray.
But we’re not going to stop those things. We’re going to keep shaving and combing our hair.
And we should keep filling up the ice cube trays.
So we’ll see if the sign works. Shoot, there five exclamation points on it.
Someone is really upset about these cubes.
I just hope we can invoke the change.
Ghandi once said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
And that change is going to start right here in the Daily Globe.
Of course, I bet Ghandi never had to worry about ice.