Over the weekend I saw a company truck, "Jim and Joe's Ice" at the back of a local restaurant making a delivery. Stacked high behind the restaurant were bags of ice. I remember this little "Jim and Joe's" establishment from my younger days because they have this cool penguin logo. As a child, I didn't question their product, but after my observation this weekend, I did.
A company actually makes a profit selling frozen water? I often wondered who their customers were. I'll head to the local gas station or grocery store to pick up an extra bag of ice if I'm entertaining and fear I'll run out. I sure wouldn't head across town to Jim and Joe's. And, my assumption was that restaurants had some advanced industralized machinery that when water was poured in, ice would come out. Has no one come up with that idea yet?
If there hasn't been a large-sized ice machine created, I need to do it and be the hero of every O'Charley's in America. Otherwise, I think I need to go rake in the money by freezing water into little cubes and charging enormous prices for the service. Only in America can two normal "Joe's" (or Jim and Joe) make a nice living with low overhead and a common household product that we all can make easily. Go fig.