Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I want my lemon custard...


So I am leaving one job and headed to another. I start craving a lemon custard ice-cream cup from Marble Slab. I pull into the Marble Slab parking lot and park. I walk inside and to my delight there was two lines open, one of which had only one customer waiting. It was a man and his two daughters (around 6 and 4) and they were placing their order.

I wait.

When the line to my left moved two customers, I decided to see what could be the problem. I started to listen.

“Honey, what do you want?”

The customer, dressed in his suit, was allowing his two daughters in plaid school girl uniforms to decide what they wanted to order. It’s great when kids can make choices, but this ten-minute decision process was getting ridiculous.

At six, my mother would ask me what I wanted and she would place the order for me. If I did not know, I had better decide quick and in a hurry or I would not receive an ice-cream.

“Does the ice-cream cake has cake in it, cause I don’t like cake in it…”
“Well, it does have cake because it is pre-made…”

What? The manager was talking to the little girl as though she was an adult.

SHE IS SIX YEARS OLD!

It is great that she is being taught to make decisions, but the line at Marble Slab is not the place for her life long lessons in fiscal or physical responsibility.

Give these girls a vanilla cone and keep it moving…

In frustration, I left, with out my lemon custard. I guess come ice-creams are simply not meant to be.

19 comments:

Dusty Boot said...

When I was working at Baskin-Robbins, the store with 32 (well, actually, 164 in all) flavors would give their kids 2 or 3 choices to pick from, so they don't take an eternity to decide. I love them.

Dusty Boot said...

oops. insert after flavors, "the clever parents would give..."

BPS 4.0 : Soul Exposure said...

I find myself in that predicament sometimes but am quick to ask the parent if I can just get mine since I know what I want. Most parents are nice enough to allow that. They know their kids can't make up their minds. And you are right, my mama was quick to order vanilla or chocolate for everyone. She didn't play that choosing mess. We chose when we could pay for it and even then you chose quickly or got left after she drove off.

Q said...

Oh hell naw! I would have stepped right in front of those mini bitches, and ordered. They made my brother go without his lemon custard? Damn them...lol

Jamar Herrod said...

Heyy omg I miss You! Yeah Um I had deleted my old blog list and there was no way for me to remember u offhand. Anywho,ooh the children. Marble Slab is really good btw. lmao@that choosing mess. I see u BPS. But yeah...I know u were upset..it shouldnt take long and daddy shouldve tooken over instead of trying to look cute in a suit (if that were the case lol)

Jamar Herrod said...

Correction: Taken over.

Crazy Diamond said...

LMAO — I completely feel your impatience! The kids can do some soul searching AFTER I place my order.

But what I'm really laughing at is "come ice creams are simply not meant to be"...Was that a subliminal slip? I need to try some of that come ice cream! And I'm getting impatient just thinking about it :)

Anonymous said...

Damn cant yall gurls type today. They give all yall gurls choices of which library to use a computer at and yall cant even type a fucking sentence without coming back and saying "oops isert after..."Gurl!

Troy N. said...

This is the exact reason Atlanta needs it's own 'Fire Island'; no kids, no indecisions -just flip flops, dick and plenty of ass:)

fuzzy said...

i woulda gave the two a sample spoon of everything, charged them both a dolla and kept it movin! Then I woulda pulled a Bonquiqui and said NEXT!!!

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