Soon To Be Classics

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

You Scream, I Scream, Apu Screams for Ice Cream

My dad was a part time photographer and really only passed one piece of advice down to me before he died. "ALWAYS carry a camera. You just never know."

Of course, Dad didn't know about the camera phone but he was correct. It's just a good idea. Take the freakshow I saw the other day with the wife.

This Indian guy with a huge white beard and headwrap, was driving a rusted, brown Toyota Corolla. There was a metal frame welded to the top. On the driver's side was a wooden sign with handwritten letters. There was a larger sign on the other side that we couldn't see. A loudspeaker sat in the middle of the frame and inside the car, the man was resting his arm on a large chest cooler. The handwritten sign said "Use other side of car for ice cream".

Yes, this was a man who was working his way toward the American dream. He's selling overpriced ice cream bars out of a scary Toyota Corolla.

And no, I didn't get a picture. Sorry Dad.


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