I looked up incredulously at the waitress and told her this—and she simply shrugged. Forget that you don't give children—including small children—beverages that could harm them if they dropped them. This was more of a, "Are you kidding? We ordered apple juice and you're serving it hot without any discussion on the matter?" We had not asked for hot juice; how could one possibly assume that's how we'd want it?
The waitress was so stubborn! She refused to take back the juice, only finally conceding to bring ice—but there was barely any room at the top of the glasses for any cubes. She actually argued with me about our wanting the kids to have cold juice. I ended up getting a little prickly, explaining that lukewarm juice wasn't even what we wanted. We wanted it COLD.
She wouldn't give in... She clearly thought we were irresponsible parents and wouldn't let our children's health be endangered by our carelessness... (People here think that cold drinks can hurt you in a variety of ways). When she brought the ice, she wouldn't let the kids put it in their glasses by themselves. She wouldn't even let me do it. And she gave each kid ONE cube.
We added more after she had left...
My friend's younger daughter, however, picked up the warm glass, took a sip, and declared it yummy. As she sucked it down, her mom muttered, "Traitor." Hah!