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Jun 12

Don't listen to your parents

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 in Quickie, Something to think about

When I was very very little, my dad or maybe my mum, or some other figure of authority, told me never to buy anything from an ice-cream van.  They told me that the vendor puts drugs into the ice-cream to get you hooked.

I was very dissapointed yesterday when I finally approached a vendor looking for a buzz and realised that I’d been fooled, and had wasted at least 22 years of van-chasing.

I suppose my point would be that children will listen to you when you don’t expect them to.  And they will remember your words for decades.


Bring on the comments

  1. Grandad says:

    It wasn’t me. But I’m thinking of all the money and nagging I’ve saved over the years……


  2. Grannymar says:

    My way to deal with the ‘I want’ was to say “My money was for food and Daddie’s money was for spending”!

    Poor Rodney the local newsagent nearly fell under the counter when he heard me.

    It worked!

  3. K8 says:

    The ominous tinkly ‘teddy bears picnic’ tune still gives me the willies. One local van’s tune is ‘The Crying Game’ which is sort of odd.

    Nice trick, Grannymar, I’ll remember that.

  4. Grannymar says:

    I also got away with saying that there were no programmes on TV when the sun shone so children could go out and play.

    It worked until Elly learned to read (far to early) and saw in the paper that they were listed, I said that they had to print the list in case it rained! We got away with it for another few months! :D

  5. Granny says:

    An ice cream van used to drive around Ballybrack at eleven at night in Winter. I had a theory that they were selling drugs, and I used to tell your Dad that.

    If you overheard us then you got what you deserved for earwigging!

    And if you really want a buzz, there are tons of nettles to be pulled up in the orchard here?

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