“Mr. Iceman,” said Mr. Thomas, the owner of the arena where Mr. Iceman works. “I need to see you in my office immediately.”
Mr. Iceman went into Mr. Thomas’ office and sat down. Mr. Thomas came in and closed the door behind him.
“How are you feeling these days?” Mr. Thomas asked.
“I have been feeling a little under the weather,” said Mr. Iceman. “I feel flush. I believe I have a temperature.”
“Perhaps you are coming down with the flu,” said Mr. Thomas.
“Perhaps,” said Mr. Iceman. “However, I don’t have time to be sick. We are right in the middle of winter. I have a lot of ice to make.”
“Yes,” said Mr. Thomas. “There is a lot of ice that needs to be made and I love the quality of your work. The ice you make is the best ice I have ever seen. However, your health is far more important. I did notice the last few batches of ice that you made have not been as good quality as you normally make. I need you to get better. I need your high quality ice back.”
Mr. Thomas gave Mr. Iceman two days off work with strict instructions to do everything in his power to get better.
Mr. Iceman went home and he drank glass after glass of orange juice and then he crawled into bed. The next morning he felt so much better and by the next day, he was back at work.
“That ice is the best yet,” said Mr. Thomas. “I am so happy that you are feeling better. How did you get better so quickly?”
“I drank a gallon or orange juice,” said Mr. Iceman. “I do feel so much better.”
“I think I am going to stock the fridge and vending machines with orange juice,” said Mr. Thomas.
Mr. Iceman drank lots of orange juice before work each day and he did feel so much better. He also noticed the ice he was making seemed to be better in quality day after day.