Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I remarked to a friend that I have to carry water bottles filled with ice to work so that I may have cold water to drink.  She seemed puzzled.  "They don't have an ice machine?"

"No, they not only don't have an ice machine, they do not even have freezers.  They have tiny cubicle refrigerators that don't seal properly and are warm anyway," I explained.  This is the first facility where there is no ice machine or even a freezer.

"Why don't you just let the water run and drink that when it gets really cold?" she asked.

"Even the tap water is warm.  You can let it run and run, but it never turns cold," I explained.

"No ice?  No cold water?  What is this place, Hell?" she asked.

I thought about it a moment.  Yes, it is.

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