Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Ice Cream Signs

To me, there isn't much better than ice cream. I love ice cream. 
As a kid, I had a job at Friendly's ice cream as a waitress
Everyone told me I'd get sick of ice cream. Nope. 
At lunch breaks when other employees were having a tuna melt or some other food. I'd have a milkshake, (or a Fribble) or just ice cream. 
Why would I eat a tuna melt in an ice cream shop? 
The worse thing was being short and getting scoops from those freezers. 
I went home with ice cream all over my chest from leaning over to get the ice cream. More often than not my feet were not on the ground when I could finally reach the ice cream.  
Pain in the ass you say? You're correct, but I got free ice cream!

This Ice Cream shop has a lot of fun signs. I took a couple to post here.

I love this first one. Very true indeed.

I admit there is one site that makes me change my password all the damn time. 
The newest one I made is 'pain in the ass' because it is.


Misadventures of Widowhood said...

We would bond over ice cream. I've loved it my entire life and it's still my go-to comfort food.

The signs are great!

RO said...

The cat one made me giggle with glee, because it's so true. I get a taste for a certain type of ice cream every couple of months or so, but once I get it, I eat about 3-4 bites, and it ends up sitting in the freezer for quite some time(lol) until I get another craving. But I can never eat it in a cone. It has to be in some type of container to avoid a disaster of falling ice cream on my shoes, someone else's clothes, and sometimes my hair.(lol) Hope you're feeling well, and staying cool. Hugs, RO

Olga said...

When I was very young, my uncle had a dairy farm and my aunt (mom's sister) made her own ice cream and ran a small ice cream shop selling cones and milkshakes. My uncle had inherited the farm from his parents but he was kind of a spoiled brat who found farming way too much work. I don't know if he sold it or ran it into the ground through mismanagement but I formed a bad opinion of him at an early age and it never changed.
I did enjoy the signs.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Jean, when we went to Ben and Jerry's for a tour it was nirvana. During the tour, a machine broke down. They sent us all to a room with various ice creams to eat while they fixed this. Talk about making the crowd happy.
I swear it is the happiest place on earth. Everyone from age 30 - 85 was having a ball and lots of laughter and talking and sharing what flavor was awesome. We got to try all kinds of flavors they were thinking about making so we got samples and got to give our opinion. Rick's favorite made the cut and for about 3 years it was sold. Southern Pecan Pie. If you get to go - do it. :-)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Ro, ice cream stayes in the freezer for some time? Oh heavens. You see mine yell for me, I hear them. I can be sitting on the sofa watching a great show and they say softly, Peggy Peggy we're in here waiting for your warm hands to hold me and eat me. So then I must!
2 more months and we'll be neighbors!

Olga, doesn't everyone in VT have a dairy farm? Did it affect your love of ice cream?

Cruisin Paul said...

Hey Peg, did you ever fall into the ice cream freezer when you tried to scoop out the ice cream? LOL I love ice cream also. I love the one that had a lot of caramel. Enjoy your ice cream my friend.

Cruisin Paul

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Paul, yes while cleaning at the end of my shift. The boy who grabbed my legs and got me out of there thought it was hilarious. I wasn't finding it as funny at that moment but then the manager gave me a funny award at our weekly meeting and I honestly did see the humor then. I was all of 16 yrs old.

Jamie Ghione said...

The signs are hilarious.
I just visited a new ice cream store in my town yesterday. It's been around for a while now, but this was my first time. It's a bit expensive. And strangely closed on Sundays.

Rian said...

I'm not crazy about ice-cream - but I do like it... especially Dove bars! But DH is an ice-cream-aholic and would eat it daily if not watched. He is borderline diabetic, so he needs to be careful. There is a Blue Bell flavor called "Happy Tracks" that is a combination of ice-cream with peanut butter and chocolate chunks that is a family favorite. And I think working at an ice-cream shop must have been a fun job!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Jamie - that is weird that they are closed on a Sunday when I would think they would make a lot of $$

Rian -for a 16 yr old it was an okay job. I made a lot of money on tips so I liked the money part more than the job.
I've had happy Tracks by blue bunny. In fact, the only place I could ever get it was at the lake house. It was very good, but it was more of my husband's thing. I'm not a big fan of peanut butter as he is.

Mike said...

We need to find out where RO lives and rescue the ice cream before it turns to ice crystals.
My grocery store has fat-free fudge bars. It's like eating ice cream free of guilt. Not that I have that much guilt anyway. Ice cream is ice cream after all.

Julie H said...

I worked in a bakery in high school. Ahhh fresh donuts on Saturday morning, the smell of sugar all around you. I didn't eat one thing for about a month then I gave in and it was all downhill after that lol

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Mike - I know where she lives we could rescue all of the ice cream! I had a fat-free fudgescicle last year that had such a chemical taste I couldn't eat it. So I'll stick to the guilty pleasure ones. I'll save you the fat-free ones.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Julie I worked at a dunkin donut shop too! I do not like donuts all that much. Never did. I only like the cake ones. So that wasn't a big deal for me. When we had a break all the kids would get donuts. I'd have a bowl of beef barley soup instead. They thought I was nuts. Now I can't eat donuts or beef barley soup being celiac both are wheat so I'm safe if I work at Dunkin Donuts.

Arkansas Patti said...

I worked in a soft serve in high school and it totally turned me off of the cold stuff. The sour milk smell on my uniform got to me.
Really love those signs--especially the one about cats.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Well if I came home smelling like sour milk I am certain that would have put me off. But I thankfully didn't.It's funny Patti because every restaurant I worked at I got so sick of the food.
Perkins Pancake House - never ate another pancake for 30 years!
Drive-In Movie theater - never ate popcorn for 25 yrs.
Ice Cream Shop - never lost an interest darn it!
Funny how that worked on my waistline.
I even picked strawberries for money when I was 14 and 15. I didn't eat another strawberry for a long long time. The man let us eat all we wanted. He was very smart by the 2nd day I had enough of them! Maybe I need to work at a wine shop. wink wink

It's.a.crazy.world said...

I do love ice cream ~ it would have been dangerous for me to work in the shop like you did though! I did work in a barbecue restaurant and always came home smelling like wood smoke, which I hated.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Yvonne, well it looks like we all had horrible high school jobs didn't we? And I remember my step daughter working at kfc and she smelled like old grease from the fryer. It was gross. She still won't eat chicken.