To think the ice-cream van is a bit premature...

(33 Posts)
BigPigLittlePig Sat 26-Jan-13 23:00:05

...especially given that there's still snow on the ground?

deleted203 Sat 26-Jan-13 23:00:54

You mean they've been round near you? Crikey. They're nuts!

manicinsomniac Sat 26-Jan-13 23:01:29

haha, yes, very premature!

Did you see it? Or just hear it? It might not have been an ice cream van if you just heard it. We had a fish and chip van round our streets tonight. Much more appropriate for the weather.

Was it Mr Whippy? Always good idea to have Mr Whippy

McNewPants2013 Sat 26-Jan-13 23:02:22

The ice cream van does hotdogs and soup aswell as ice cream.

He also sells bread, milk, sugar ect and cigarettes smile

LayMizzRarb Sat 26-Jan-13 23:03:08

It's never too cold for an oyster delight with red sauce. In the coldest countries, people eat ice cream, as it helps you to warm up. I have eaten it in parks in Poland, Russia, at 10 degrees below.
The same way people in hot countries use the heat from cups of tea, spicy food to cool down.

WorraLiberty Sat 26-Jan-13 23:03:13

Our ice cream van sells hotdogs and comes round every day except Christmas day.

13Iggis Sat 26-Jan-13 23:03:30

Ds and I had icecream cones today whilst strolling along the promenade at our local seaside resort.
What snow??

bexxytrexxie Sat 26-Jan-13 23:03:54

On calendar local news earlier the ice cream van was sitting at the bottom of the hill in roundhay park that people were skiing down

Where I grew up the ice cream van came round every day of the week regardless of weather, twice on Sundays and had Christmas Day and Boxing day off. smile He was dependable!

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 26-Jan-13 23:09:56

I heard ours yesterday or the day before. Still snow on the ground!

But, if people are buying, I guess he's right to be out there.

bluecarrot Sat 26-Jan-13 23:11:26

Ours is like a late night newsagents. But with dodgy imported cigarettes and alcohol.

munchkinmaster Sun 27-Jan-13 01:46:44

You do know ice cream vans often sell drugs? Probably all clamped down on these days. Google the ice cream wars - cant imagine they were having a turf war over where they sold the mr whippy ......

giraffesCantEatNHSPotatoes Sun 27-Jan-13 02:52:02

We have one every day! Twice an evening every day and afternoon on holidays and weekends!

BratinghamPalace Sun 27-Jan-13 03:00:08

My friends live in S London and the ice cream van comes around with splif, Or so they claim!

andtheycalleditbunnylove Sun 27-Jan-13 08:29:52

the ice cream van near here comes round in the dark, in the rain, after 7pm - how many children are going to be queuing up? none. just the people wanting the drugs.

i've tried different methods to check my theory. i mentioned it to gang-linked pupils saying "i think..." and got the response "you don't think, miss, you know!" and i went to buy an ice-cream - guess what? he didn't have any. he managed to find a sad-looking ice lolly. on that occasion, the man in front of me had 'the usual' dropped in a tub but with no ice cream on top...because there wasn't any....

so glad its widely known!

acceptableinthe80s Sun 27-Jan-13 09:03:23

Weirdly our ice cream van only comes round in winter, never in the summer confused

And he always comes around 4.30/5pm, I feel like telling him that perhaps he would get more business if he didn't come round right before dinner time!

MrsKeithRichards Sun 27-Jan-13 09:14:56

We get 3 rounds in the summer holidays, 3pm 6pm then again about 9/10pm. I don't think there's much ice cream on board for the late run.

EduCated Sun 27-Jan-13 09:27:02

We used to have an ice cream can that sold stuff. He was always very surprised if you actually asked for an ice cream.

Fakebook Sun 27-Jan-13 09:32:13

Those of you with druggy ice cream vans: why haven't you reported them to the police?

Celticlassie Sun 27-Jan-13 09:32:50

I've seen one (fairly) near us, out at about 10 on a Saturday night.

[Hmm]

cozietoesie Sun 27-Jan-13 09:52:09

The police know all about them, Fakebook. I guess they'd rather keep an eye on them out in the open. (They're pretty obvious.)

blondefriend Sun 27-Jan-13 09:52:59

Even ice cream men need to make a wage in the winter. I'm quite happy to buy them in the winter, I'll just eat them on my sofa by the open fire. smile

MrsKeithRichards Sun 27-Jan-13 09:59:35

Fakebook it's hardly a new phenomenon, nor will it be news to the police.

Flobbadobs Sun 27-Jan-13 10:09:01

Our ice cream ma had Christmas Day off and that's it. He's an optimist if nothing else...

Flobbadobs Sun 27-Jan-13 10:09:22

Man. Ice cream man, not ma...

ResolutelyCheeky Sun 27-Jan-13 10:16:57

Did you get off with one last night op and he was a little disappointing? grin

Fakebook Sun 27-Jan-13 10:49:58

I must live in a ball of cotton wool then.

Cortana Sun 27-Jan-13 10:55:37

We're in Scotland, Mr Whippy round every night with his ice creams, milk, bread, dodgy fags, knock off booze and I also suspect drugs given his clientele.

Cortana Sun 27-Jan-13 10:58:19

Not a bad thing though Fakebook, smile DP was 6 months or so when this happened but his Mam remembers it well, they'd moved from Easter House Estate to the Ruchazie.

CaseyShraeger Sun 27-Jan-13 11:04:30

I was once in Oklahoma, tornado warnings out and everyone tuned in to local TV/radio waiting for the official instruction to head to the storm cellars with provisions (the tornado eventually hit the next small town over), when an ice cream van drove down the road outside with its chimes going. I thought that was pretty hardcore.

freddiefrog Sun 27-Jan-13 11:09:18

There was an icecream van parked outside school on Monday afternoon and despite the snow and ice still hanging around it was doing a roaring trade.

DD2 was most put out that I didn't have any money on me

13Iggis Sun 27-Jan-13 11:33:13

At uni halls (not near any shops) the ice cream van came round at ten or eleven every night. Now I don't know if he sold drugs, but he did a roaring trade anyway in fags and chocolate for students wanting late-night sugar fixes. No matter how hard you tried to resist, Greensleeves would start playing and you'd be lured out the front door..

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