Because today is National Ice Cream Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Ice Cream. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
We all scream.
There’s a van that makes the rounds in my little city. It’s not what you’d think of when one mentions an ice cream truck or the ice cream man. No… it’s a green minivan with a ton of stickers all over the windows advertising the types of ice cream and novelty frozen treats he has to sell.
I have to say… it’s kind of creepy.
I mean, good for this guy for having a hustle and making some money. But if I had a kid and we heard this van coming from a few blocks away, I would tell my child to run inside and don’t come back out until the coast was clear. How would we hear this van coming? Because of the creepy and continuously off-key music it constantly plays. More often than not, it’s off-key Christmas music.
When I say the music is off-key, I don’t mean it’s because someone tone deaf is playing an instrument and getting some of the notes wrong. I mean it sounds like the music is being played on a battery operated cassette player but the batteries are very nearly dead, so the speed at which the tape plays keeps fluctuating. It’s inconsistent, which only adds to the creepiness.
Does anyone else have a creepy ice cream man in their neck of the woods? It can’t just be me. But I’d also like to believe that there are places that have legit ice cream trucks that kids can actually get excited about hearing and seeing coming through their neighborhoods.
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