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[Comments] (4) Ice Has A Bucket: Of all the hotel accoutrements the only truly bizarre one is the ice bucket. I don't use more ice in a hotel than I do at home. When I do, the ice bucket is too small for the purpose I have in mind: surreptitiously filling an ice chest. So why does every motel and hotel offer ice machines and ice buckets? It's like a peanut sheller in every room, reproaching me for not eating more peanuts. What, in short, is the deal?

After careful consideration I believe the deal is booze. People come to hotels to booze it up, and cocktails demand ice. Evidence: if you buy an ice bucket for your house it's going to be in the context of a home bar. Mystery: solved?


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