This must be a southern thing because I can't find good ice anywhere around here.
By good ice, I mean the kind of ice that you get at all of the finest eating establishments (places like Sonic, Zaxby's, Great American Cookie Company)and which has the consistency of snow in a cup. It's not those perfectly sized cubes of ice, or those clunkers with the hole in the middle, no it's the ideal ice. Fine, individually shaped particles of ice that actually improve the taste of the associated beverage. For a person growing up in the South, that beverage of course would be either Sweet Tea or Coke.
I have been known to make my dining choices based solely upon the type of ice provided, a fact which can make your dining options a tad limited, but this stuff is important.
This is not a singular disorder of my own making, for I once quizzed my Mom on the "good ice" places in my hometown of Greenville, SC and she was able to quickly add a dozen or so new dining options to my list. This ice knowledge is clearly a deeply embedded part of proper southern upbringing. Perhaps it has something to do with a genteel lady's inability to sweat in public.