I don’t, as a general rule, drink hot drinks. As far as I am concerned, the colder the better.
Refrigeration usually doesn’t make things cold enough, I need to put ice in my drink. More accurately, I put drink in my ice. I fill a glass or cup with ice, then add water, juice or a soft drink.
At work I am known for my frequent trips to the ice machine in the basement of the building. The ice in my drinks always melts, so I make the trek downstairs three or four times daily.
So imagine my horror yesterday when I discovered the ice machine was broken. There is a new one, but it was not hooked up yet. No ice in the building.
I found a solution: the next building has two ice machines. I can walk over there to fill my mug. This requires an extra two minutes of my time.
The question is: should I file a grievance? Is ice a constitutional or legal right? Is having to go to the next building a hardship? Or should I just enjoy the 30 seconds of fresh air I get when I make the trip?