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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mister Softee

It was over 80 degrees (Farenheit) today which means the Mr. Softee ice cream trucks were out, even in Manhattan, in full force. You can get their soft ice cream in a cone, or other brands, like ice cream on a stick, popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, something called "the rocket." The tiny colored candy sprinkles always look very enticing. They have a distincitive song they play to attract customers (hear it on their site) which some people associate with the sounds of summer, and which drives other people crazy with its repetitiveness. If they park outside your apartment window and blast it for awhile, you might become one of those crazed people. Some have even tried to pass legislation against it. So you see we have our traditions, which some might associate with the small town or suburb, here in the metropolitan center.

12 comments:

Kris said...

funny :D I saw one yesterday and was mimicking the annoying sound to my partner. BUT it is a symbol that summer is here soon..u cansay its a love-hate relationship !

Sam said...

That is very warm weather!! It hasn't gotten that hot here, but it has been sunny!

Pat said...

Oh - I have not seen a Mister Softee truck in years!!! Thanks for the memories. :-)

Rob said...

Nice post. Anti-ice cream van music broadscasting legislation, sounds funny. I suppose they can't do it in the middle of the night.

Carol said...

Cool! I wouldn't have thought of Mr. Softee trucks being in NYC. I guess they're everywhere.

Jenny said...

Oh no, thanks a LOT for putting the Mister Softee tune in my head - thought I'd escaped all that! :)

jenni said...

nothing says summer in NYC more than Mr. Softee!

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Olivier said...

En france, cela represente bien l'amerique profonde.

Kolin said...

My brother was a man who was selling ice cream for a while, even in a hot climate he didn't make enough to pay the rent, groceries, etc. Of course, a man and van of ice cream is nice.It was nice to have cash every day, but it just wasn't enough, and he worked 10 hours a day at besides.