I have been living in America for a while now and I still discover lots of differences (big and small ones) between the two countries. Some are funny, some are just weird.
There is one (not very important) difference between the two countries that is very hard for me to understand. David and I have talked a lot about it. We have completely different opinions on it. I have already read about it on other blogs. I will never understand the American way. But please, please help me.
I am talking about.......ICE-CUBES.
When you order a drink in Germany you get maybe one or two ice-cubes in your glass. That is fine for me. To be honest, most times I order my drinks without ice (except for cocktails). I just don't understand why I need dozens of ice-cubes that only water down my drink. I mean, when my glass is half-full with ice then there is no space for the drink. Plus my coke tastes like nothing but water after a minute. Why do you Americans want that? I just don't understand it. But I really want to. Maybe I drink to slow. As I have said, David and I have talked about it a lot. He always wants ice in his drinks. He wants his drinks to be cold. For me, they are cold enough when they come out of the fridge. Why isn't that cold enough? I really need your help, guys. I need more opinions on this.
I will never forget the first time I went to a movie theater in America. We ordered a huge Dr.Pepper (and I really mean 'huge'. In German movie theaters, you don't get a cup with 2 liters of a drink.). And David told me not to forget the ice. I was confused but I added 3 or 4 ice-cubes to the drink. I guess that wasn't enough. But come on, it takes a while to drink such a huge amount of fluid. And it really just tasted like water at the end. For me that's weird.
But there is one great thing that I would like to have in Germany too: free refills. It's awesome. I mean, you can drink as much as you want and you only have to pay once! Amazing! In Germany you even have to pay for a tiny cup of water. So yay for free refills!
(On the other hand, it is a little annoying that the waitress comes every 2 minutes and asks me if I want more water....but that's another topic. I guess you will read about this soon...)
So how do you feel about ice in your drinks?