Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Ice Cream Truck

Please explain this to me.

Explain to me why the sight of a white truck carrying ice cream sends every kid from 2 to 15 into a Fema-grade panic.

ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!!!!!!

ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!!!!!!!

MOM!!!! MOM!!!!!

IT"S THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!!!! WHERE'S YOUR MONEY???!!!!!!

Dude. We HAVE ice cream at home. In the freezer. Right now. Ben & Jerry's, some Chipwiches and FreezerPops. You never ask for it.

Granted, it's not shaped like a rocket or SpongeBob with gumballs for eyes....

Maybe it's just the novelty of a refreshing treat that travels.

I could kinda see...

HONEY!!!!! HONEY!!!!!!!!!

It's the COCKTAIL TRUCK!

For the love of God, Where's your MONEY??????!!!!!

55 comments:

sstahlberg said...

Lol Man, a cocktail truck is a GENIUS idea. You should definitely patent that idea.

Jen said...

Oh I want the cocktail truck to come to my neighborhood.

ChocDrop said...

If you have a cocktail truck coming to your neighborhood, the I will be your new neighbor!!!! lol

And I thought the drive-thru liquor store was a novel idea...I so missed the mark.

Searching For Reinforcements said...

Every time the GD ice cream man drives down my street I say "I can't believe he isn't selling alcohol"! Wouldn't it be great??!!

Lynn @ Walking With Scissors said...

Amen, sista.

Bren said...

Please send him to my neighborhood when you are done with him!

Carri said...

Oh that cocktail truck looks awesome. I wonder if they carry my poison LOL.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Our neighborhood ice cream truck has bells loud enough to wake the dead. Even when we're inside with the windows shut, we can still hear its annoying siren song calling to the kids like the damn Pied Piper. Luckily, though, my kids are still small enough that we can talk loudly over the sound and they won't notice. Bwahahaha.

And btw ... cocktail truck = completely awesome idea!!!

*jimaie.marie* said...

omg, GENIUS!!!!!!

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Brilliant.... but so are the drive through daiquiri places in New Orleans!

Lisa-licious said...

I have a cold, and I laughed so hard I think I coughed up a SMURF! What a great idea!!! You KILL me!

Frau said...

I would love that little margarita or sex on the beach!!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

now that truck would ROCK!

kmoye said...

i see a business opportunity here, you in? we could really rack up!! think of all the moms during the summer who would come screaming out to the streets thanking us for the service we provided. and we could just follow the ice cream truck around because where there are kids there are moms willing to buy cocktails!

Tracy said...

Wow! This is a brillant idea that would do so well in my neighborhood.

Also, as a line extension, I'd throw in some pills too...zanax, ambien, cealis, phentermine. You'd really double your profits!

Cindy said...

Brilliant!

April said...

I thought the drive-thru cocktails stands in Texas were fantastic, but this is PURE GENIUS!

Lynette said...

AHAHAHA... I can only hope that cocktail truck carries Long Islands. :)

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Golfers when the Beer Cart Comes around!

The Cocktail Truck would have to have munchies Too!!!

and not just beer nuts a pretzels...I am taking some nice cheese and Bruschetta...Oh wait that is a Caterer!

Organic Meatbag said...

I would be the Cocktail truck's version of Norm on "Cheers"...in fact, I would offer to be the navigator on the truck...

Life, Love And Lola said...

LMAO! I hope that truck pulls down my street tonight!

my mid mid-life crisis said...

A cocktail truck is an AWESOME idea. I'm pretty sure you'd make millions if you created this. Please let the cocktail truck come to my neighborhood...

Dad.. said...

Mmmm... what I would've paid for a Mojito from the "Cocktail Man" yesterday afternoon while mowing the yard! LOL!

Terri said...

I totally want to run a cocktail truck!!!! Great idea -

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

This totally reminds me of Eddie Murphy's bit about how kids go cuckoo over the ice cream truck. But yeah, that little plinky-plinky music in the distance brings out some Pavlovian thing.

And are the drivers still a bunch of drug dealers? That was always a rumor I could never confirm.

Lindy said...

And seriously? What's with having to cross through yards/streets/war zones to get to the ice cream truck?

If doesn't park his damn thing right outside my driveway....for-get-it.

Stephenie said...

What a great idea! I hope it comes to my neighborhood.

Karen said...

It's the theory of Pavlov's Dog at its finest...

Merrie said...

I'd buy.

Dawn in Austin said...

Think the cocktail truck would let us run a tab? And what music would he play so that we would know he's just around the corner?

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

The only problem with the cocktail truck, at least in my cul-de-sac, would be that he would A) never be allowed to leave and B)surely always run out. But maybe we could just give him a 20 to drive down to the store and refill and then come back. So all in all it would be kind of fun!

Anonymous said...

Sue,

Your Peeps have peeped. Cocktail Truck idea is amazing.

It must have a catchy tune so you know it is coming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0rx1srLsh0

Awesome selection of Cocktails...Could feature Cocktail of the Month or Better yet Day!

Munchies or suitable snacks. Possible extension products, Zantac, Xanax, Ambien, Cialis (maybe just stop visiting the cocktail truck....naw), phentermine (snacks will not be a problem then)....but this may get DEA involved, and you know how they drink! I digress.

Porch or platform at the back with Bar stools so Norm, no BG, can sit and greet the neighbourhood....or inflatable blow up pool to act as swim up bar!!!

and come on...Ice Cream.

LiteralDan said...

I'd like a pizza truck, myself. Though I might not have any money left after a couple weeks of it.

Liz said...

So would it be playing "Tequila" over the speakers as it came down the street? Or maybe the Alan Jackson song "It's 5:00 Somewhere"? Oh the possibilities!

Cathie said...

This cocktail truck would have my credit card on file!

Ashley said...

That is the best idea ever!!
I could have used one last night in my Neighborhood!

Cara Starr said...

*sigh* i still love the ice cream truck.

737FlyMom said...

Wow! Didn't see that coming! I was taking a drink as I read the punch line. I laughed so hard I shot my D.Coke out my nose...and well, that isn't pretty! Unfortunately, I would be the person you described!

Shannon said...

completely unrelated...I just wanted to mention that I finally, but hesitantly saw Twilight and I must say, Edward Cullen is lust-worthy, although he has nothing on my original vampire-loves: the cast of "Lost Boys" (sigh)

LORI said...

ME THINKS IN THIS RECESSION YOU MAY HAVE SOMETHING!

WhisperingWriter said...

Actually, I get just as excited when I hear an ice cream truck. They have awesome slushies in there...

Jack said...

I knew a couple of guys in college who had similar ideas.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you, that was hilarious and soo worth the boss coming and asking "what the hell are you laughing at?". He asks, how much is one of those trucks anyway? I see the potential in that idea...phew.
Got me job for another day.

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

Lizzie said...

LOVE this idea! you are hilarious :)

Julie said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that our ice cream man does sell more than ice cream but I would love for him to sell fruity frozen spiked drinks.

However, I wonder if I would wake up with my bra on the outside of my shirt like I did when I once drank the punch at a fraternity party in college. Supposeably another girl and myself thought it would be funny to channell our inner Madonna and "vogue". I never ever drank the punch again. Strictly warm keg beer!

Kourtney said...

This totally made my day. If only it was real.... :-)

Anonymous said...

blame it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol

amy said...

and I'm only anonymous because I can't figure your dang site out but have been reading for months! google id...bah!

sheilah said...

Wow...great idea. And it could be retrofitted to be a Beer Truck on football Sundays.

'Course the men would send their wives out to the truck so they wouldn't miss a play...

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

This is SO true.

Drowsey Monkey said...

OMG - I want that in my neighbourhood!

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Ernie Fidanza said...

Having an ice cream makes people very at heart.. Most people feels excited when they hear the tune from the ice cream truck.. Makes them to scream for an ice cream..

Used Pole Trailers said...

lolol!!! Classic! I'll have an appletini please!

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