The Price of Ice is Not so Nice

Happy Friday the 13th everybody. Hope spooky things happen today. :rolleyes: Actually, you know what would worry me more, would be Monday the 13th. If I were a superstitious guy, which I’m not, because that’s just gay, and I really don’t get into gay stuff, especially meaningless shit like superstitions, yeah, including that one about throwing the salt over your shoulder, but if I were a superstitious guy, and I actually believed that the number 13 was unlucky, and it fell on a Monday, then I might be worried. But Fridays are awesome!

Anyway, so I went camping this weekend. Just a few close friends and I – nothing big. We only took like six coolers full of food and beer. Don’t you have to be close friends to go camping with someone? I mean, really – are you going to take someone you don’t even like? Anyway, yeah, like I said, we went camping. And it was so son of a bitching hot that we had to keep buying bags of ice. And I finally realized something. I’m in the wrong damn business.

This is a bag of ice.We found that everywhere we went, ice was averaging around 1.80 per bag. Seriously? Is it really necessary to profit that much on a bag of ice? This isn’t a supply and demand issue, friends. People aren’t going to buy ice if they aren’t using a cooler. People aren’t going to buy extra bags just because it’s cheap. Because the one thing about ice, and I don’t know if you guys know this or not, but the one thing about it is that it melts. Since it was hotter than the surface of the sun out there, our coolers were flooding like every four hours. We had to keep running back down to the marina and buying more ice. And three ten-pound bags (that was just for my two coolers) were costing 6.20 after tax. Ahem.

Six dollars and twenty sense. See what I did there? So yeah over the weekend, I spent around twenty-five ridiculous dollars on ice. And it’s all gone now. I have nothing to show for it! My whole problem with this is that, like I said, there’s not a supply/demand issue, so they’re not just price gouging. Yet everyone who is selling ice is profiting like enron off this shit. Like if people were to stop buying gas, beer and smokes, the store could stay open on the ice business alone. And that pisses me right the damn off.

The bag is the most expensive component in the ice enterprise. I’d say they’re probably paying eight cents a bag. Then you have to pay the water bill, which, to fill a hundred eight-pound bags probably costs them about a dollar. Then you have to pay electricity. Let’s face it, keeping that ice vault running all the time must cost fifty bucks a month on its own! So if they sell twenty-five bags of ice at the current price, they’ve paid that month’s bill already. So why the hell do they need to charge so much? I’d say max price for a bag of ice is fifty cents. No tax, because remember – it’s just frozen water. So why am I paying two bucks a bag, plus tax?

Well I don’t want to get hung up on this. I’ve already written four paragraphs about it. Don’t count them, just trust me – it’s four. Sigh. See? I told you. But it really does piss me off. They’re already beating the shit out of me with the price of sodas, beer, anal lube, Funyuns and Wrigley’s Double Mint. Can you give me a break on the ice?

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6 Responses

  1. Mike Harmon says:

    Hello.

    I like your site and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links.

    Thanks in advance

    Space Responded with this gay ass shit:

    No thanks. I don’t think the type of people who go to your site are the type of people in my desired market for some reason.

  2. steppy says:

    Yeah, this pisses me off as well. I remember when you could get ice for under a dollar. But, really will people ever boycott buying ice? I guess that we have to just accept that the price of ice will ony increase along with everything else. Oh, and by the way Happy Friday the 13th.

  3. Jeremy says:

    How about just making your own ice?

  4. No one will ever boycott ice, cause it chills beer. I noticed it went up at the local wally world and I thought it was probably because of delivery fees. Then I noticed the fucking machine is self contained. It manafactures and bags it’s own ice. I guess wally world even pays the electricity and water. What a fucking business.

  5. Becky Riles says:

    You can’t boycott ice Space! Remember you have to fight global warming! :D

  6. Jeremy, do you have the recipe?

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