Sunday, August 2, 2009

Minivan Ice-Cream Man

Since when does the ice-cream man drive around in a damn minivan? (try to say that really fast 5 times…hard huh?) I heard the telltale music clinking its way up my street. I felt the five dollar bill in my pocket. Ice-cream truck. Ice-cream man. White boxy ice-cream van. An ice-cream sandwich! And then I watched a battered blue minivan drive by, ice-cream man music provided by CD. Fuck Me. A shitty ice-cream sticker stuck to the door, clever money making strategy for sure. But I want the ice-cream man of yore.

9 comments:

  1. Warning, serious comment (it's too hot to be funny, sorry:

    I've noticed many more minivans with "Landscaper" signs taped on to their doors, so alas, the damn minivan ice cream van (?) is perhaps part of the same trend?

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  2. Word. But then again, a CD sounds preferable to the creepy, tinkly, distorted scary-carnival music cranked out by the old ice cream trucks around here...

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  3. Hey AnniEm, it must be a recession trend...and you know Ink, I think your Seuss post was lurking in the back of my head somewhere and came out of hiding because of that creepy tinkly music- weird.

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  4. We have the jack-in-the-box music with the ice cream trucks around here. There are 2 pick-up trucks, more like a creamy roving tailgate profitmobiles. It's all around scary stuff, kids aren't parting with their video games to run out the house for Drumsticks. jc

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  5. Sounds more like the creepy 9:30 pm pseudo-ice cream man that used to come around our neighborhood when I was a kid and we found out later he was a pedophile.

    Watch out for those sketchy ice cream mans.

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  6. My ice cream truck dude of yore drove a legit yellow-stripy van but kept porn in the front seat. Pros and cons....

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  7. Eeewww...now I am rethinking the whole ice cream man concept (children + creepy music + van?).

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