I continue to find the love of ice fascinating during this visit to the US. Water will be served at a restaurant ice cold with lots of ice. Every inn, motel or hotel will have an ice maker. Every floor in a hotel or inn will have an ice marker, humming loudly late at night.
Even during my last stay in the US in Chicago in the wintery months, water was served ice cold with lots of ice. I used to find it strange because we desi folks are warned that 'thande paani se gala kharab ho jaye ga' (drinking ice cold water will give you a sore throat).
Next subject of post is the self service breakfast " "buffet " " in high end hotels and, that guests are expected to eat on styrofoam plates with plastic cutlery.