Monday, March 13, 2006

Ice cream

It snowed all weekend. It was freezing cold, and the wind was like a knife. So the ice cream van came round. For ages the merry tune was audible, going up and down all the cul de sacs (culs de sac?) on our housing estate. The merry tune was the one known to all as Just One Cornetto - which at least made a change from the usual tunes, Colonel Bogey and the theme from Match of the Day.
I wonder how many housewives dashed out in their slippers for that essential Mivvi.

1 comment:

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.