Does anyone know why it is so darn difficult to get a really cold drink when away from home. At home, no problem--I come in from working outside in 95 degree heat and take a heavy glass tumbler from the freezer, fill it with peach flavored Arizona diet black tea from the fridge, and I have a darn cold refreshing drink. In a restaurant or fast food place, can you get a cold glass of tea or soda? Hell, no. All you will get is a styrofoam cup with warm drink and lots of ice cubes, which not only don't do a very good job of cooling the drink, but also dilute it and destroy the flavor. I don't drink sodas, but what do Coca Cola Classic cognoscenti think about having their favorite beverage diluted with melted water? So is there some commercial advantage to diluting drinks with ice instead of serving drinks that are really cold? It occurs to me that maybe the advantage lies in serving what looks like a huge drink, but is really a small one filled out with lots of hollow ice cubes, but this is purely speculation. Any ideas? Incidentally, if I do want a cold drink when out, I find the best thing to do is to go to a supermarket and get a can or bottle of drink, and then place it betwixt the bags of ice in the ice cabinet for a few minutes before taking it to the checkout.