What’s up with the “ICE” issue in France? Do they just not LIKE ice? Mummy once asked a European friend if they even knew how to MAKE ICE???? Why don’t they put ICE in their softdrinks? Why when we Americans come over here and ASK for it, does the drink come back with only ONE ICE CUBE in it???
So… when we get to our little Parisian apartment, there is a teeny tiny REFRIGERATOR BOX and a teeny tiny FREEZER BOX. The first thing she says to the owner is…”Where’s the ice maker?” hahahhaha He says…no ice maker.
Ok…that’s no problem. Being an American…my Mummy KNOWS how to make ice. “Where are your ice trays?” she asks.
WHAT? he asks.
“ICE. TRAYS. To make some ice.” Mummy says again.
“OH…Ice trays. Oui Madame. There are NO ice trays here.”
*sigh* goes my Mummy. (they really don’t know how to make ice afterall) “How do I get ice?” asks Mummy.
The owner shrugs and tells her that PERHAPS she can check at a store…they might have some ice…what does she need ICE for?
“MY DRINKS” she says. He gives her a blank stare. *sigh* goes Mummy.
The next day when she heads off to the grocery store she checks for ice…no…not at the first store. She heads to a second grocery. No…not at the second grocery. She checks at numerous odds and ends shops for ice trays…gift shops…junk shops…there is no ice and no ice trays either. *sigh* (as Mummy suspected…they really DON’T know how to make ice) Finally…a new Parisian friend took her to a very large department store and up to the kitchenware section. They asked about ice trays…and THERE…on a shelf…were some heavy duty silicone ice trays…for $13 Euros…which is the equivalent of about $15 US dollars!!!!! for ONE TRAY!!!! About a week had gone by now and Mummy was SICK of the ice tray business so she threw the dang thing into her basket and said…I’m done with it…just give me the tray! Two days ago at the grimiest flea market on the face of the earth…sitting nice as you please on top of the table for all the world to see…was the EXACT ice cube tray Mummy had in mind all along. The kind that all Americans grew up using. It cost 1 Euro! OMGOSH….no…we did not buy it. LOL