Friday, May 16, 2008

No Ice Cream, but there were sweatshirts and vacuum packed meat

A few weeks ago I was out and about with Amy when we stopped in Ballard so she could get something framed. I was in the mood for dessert and thought maybe we'd stop in to Ben & Jerry's only to find it closed down. Then earlier this week Amy and I were at U Village and we walked by the Ben & Jerry's only to find it had closed down as well. During lunch today I took a stroll along the top of Queen Anne and walked by Scoops to discover it had closed up shop also.

What is happening to the Ice Cream stores of Seattle? Are they going the way of the Krispy Kreme? Does no one love them anymore? Have I spotted the start of an alarming trend in America today? We can no longer get frozen cream with candy goodness mixed in?

Speaking of alarming trends these next two might just have you packing it in for life because obviously the end of the world is upon us.

At two separate locations next to the sidewalk I saw two sweatshirts lying discarded and forgotten. Yes I agree, today is inordinately gorgeous here in Seattle but the weather can turn on a dime people. You should not just dispose of your warmth providing garments with so little regard for their feelings. At least toss them in the back of your closet at home, not on the street where they must learn to fend for themselves. It is a travesty.

And then there's the vacuum packed meat. It might have been pork but I cannot say for certain because I didn't stop to inspect it. You could ask the flies that had taken up residence on one of the four pieces that had busted through it's vacuum tight wrapping.

What is this world coming to when you can't buy an ice cream cone and sweatshirts and meat must fend for themselves? Armageddon, I say. Armageddon.

1 comment:

Amy said...

The whole city is drunk on sun. There's no telling what will happen.

My advic: go into he nearest Quality Food Center. Buy a pint of B&J, a pack of crunchin', and a large mixing bowl. I don't find a spoon necessary at that point.