Friday, March 28, 2008

Local Ice



This is ice from Portland, in the freezer at the wholesale foodservice grocery in Seattle. A while back the price increased, and the employees were apologizing, saying that they had to charge more to cover the gas.

I asked why they didn't buy ice from the ice maker in Seattle, and they answered that their customers liked the shape of the Portland ice better.

Then one day I went in there and found both Seattle ice and Portland ice for the same price. I asked why they were charging more for the Seattle ice when the price increase was supposed to pay for the gas to ship the ice from Portland. They just looked confused.

These days, whenever I can, I just go to the ice maker in Ballard, and buy my ice directly from them.

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