Friday, June 29, 2007

until we meet again mr. icecream man...

i finally caught him... the tension has been building for a week.. but today my plan worked....
back up, backup!
everyday the icecreamman drives down our street... but this is no ordinary icecream man.. he drives super fast...
everyday, i hear him and go running to catch him, but by the time i get out of the house, he has cruised halfway down the street, i wave and yell, but he doesn't stop.
so yesterday was a day like any other.... i hear THE SONG and i scrample to the change bowl and swoop up a handful of quarters. shoes? shoes? where's my shoes? no time for shoes nikki... you gotta book it or you'll miss him... run, for the love of icecream RUN!
NOOOO! He's gone... that sneeky man has bamboozled me again, oh the misery!
and that's the moment i unveiled my master plan... next time, i would be ready... so i got my handful of quarters and neatly stacked them on the hutch by the front door... and i waited.....
at about 3:37 today i heard him... louder than usual...
go!go! if the plan is gonna work you gotta go! so i jumped off the bed and jetted to the front door, grapped my stack of dubloons and swung open the door.
he was right in front of the house and moving fast.
YEAHHHHH!!!!! STOPPPP!!!!! huffing and puffing i ran to the truck. already feeling my victory i promtly said,
1 chaco taco please!
$2.50 later (yes, icecream prices sure have risen... stupid inflation) i was enjoying my delicious treat and releshing in his defeat!
really, i have no shame. you'de think i, at the well groomed age of 25 i would be more mature than to strategically plan an attack on the ice cream man but... i 'm not! it felt great to go chasing that truck.... so i ask you...when was the last time you let your inhibitions go and chased down the street like a 7yo?
try it!

4 comments:

kacy g. said...

our ice cream man comes daily too but he's kind and drives slow. we hear him blocks away and wait for his slow and steady approach. then we slowly meander out front, cowboy trotting alongside. we stock up, buying 2-4 different items so that the next time he comes we can sit back and smile, knowing we have treats in the freezer. :)

Brenda Smith said...

Wow, this was a deja vu moment, I don't really remember why, that's weird! It's like a memory you almost can remember, or the melody to a song you this close to remembering.

Great story though!

Debbi said...

OMG.....ROFLOL.....seriously. I am soooooo doing my LOUD belly laugh right now. I can picture you doing this and the looks on your face. You need to get a picture of the truck next time so you can scrap it with this story. Oh....my belly hurts right now from laughing.....

Michelle said...

LMAO! You crack me up! I can't say I remember the last time I went after an ice cream truck!