Would You Like To Work Driving An Ice Cream Van?

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Badgers, Aug 16, 2010.


Job driving an ice cream van?

  1. Would love it me

  2. Would bore me stupid

  3. Nonce basically

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Well, would you like to?


    Would the chimes of Greensleeves and Oranges and Lemons make you happy? Do you feel that this would be giving something 'back to the kids' or would it just be boring and annoying?

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  2. Weller

    Weller So ermm ... You know ermm

    Id love it ,but around here you would have to be carefulof choosing a round , there has been 2 shootings in the past about stolen rounds and much brawling , its like the Mafia - Car Auctions and Ice Cream Rounds belong to 3 families :(
  3. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Damn straight I would, and I'd sell smack like every other ice cream van.
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  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    the opportunities for drug dealing are unrivalled it has to be said. plus, cold store to keep the bodies of my murdererd rivals.
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  5. Orang Utan


    nah, but i might enjoy waiting in the driving seat and looking for kids approaching the window, then driving 20 yards, waiting again and repeating the same stunt. that would be fun.
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  6. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    be so much easier to pick up kids.

  7. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    I could only do it for a short time, I'd have to stop when I was unable to fit into the van. I love a Mr Whippy :cool:
  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    I always wondered about mr whippy's sex life. I bet he is in fact the sub, once he has turned off the jingle and hung up his apron.
  9. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Really, really REALLY shit job. Mate's dad used to work an ice cream van, one of the small ones. He hated it.
  10. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Was he dipping into his stash?

    Seriously though, are there any ice cream vans that don't sell smack?
  11. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    that's a little bit odd.
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    My Dad's Dad used to drive an ice cream van.
  13. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

  14. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Probably Laudinum in those days then.
  15. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    That's ACE lizzieloo :D

    I hate the ice cream van jingles and to have to listen to that on and off for more than an hour would drive me nuts and the customers that can't make up their minds, nah, stuff that!
  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Who knows. He died before I was born.
  17. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    The ice cream man when I was a kid got a rep for being a paedo, probably wasn't but he had a beard with no moustache and also didn't have a bum so was definitely weird.

    My brother's mate told the careers officer he wanted to be an icecream man and got bollocked for being cheeky.
  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Anyone else (in Brixton area) encountered the van charmer who is often outside the Brixton Water Lane entrance to Brockwell Park?

    What a surly bastard he is! A little while ago he sold us what was (at very best) an imitation, supermarket value range plain Cornetto for about £2.00. This shit was far shitter than how shit I am making it sound I can assure you. Aside from him ripping us off and wearing a dirty white uniform, he also looked at us like child rapists when giving him money for an inferior overpriced product made him move the 3ft over to the freezer to fulfil his chosen role in life.

    I bet he has made more children cry than Fred West :mad:
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  19. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    The one that comes round our way has 'If You Go Down the Woods Today' & the theme tune from 'Match of the Day as jingles. :cool:

    Can't be much money in it though can there? Especially in the Winter months.
  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Ice cream van in the summer
    Council gritter in the winter?
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  21. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Funny you should say that, but it has been suggested that the infamous Glasgow 'Ice Cream Wars' were far more about drug dealing than they were about ice cream. And I recall an American contract killer named Robert Pronge, known as 'Mr. Softee', who drove round in an ice cream truck because the freezer usually contained one or more fresh victims, frozen so that when he dumped the bodies they'd thaw out and that would confuse pathologists as to the precise time of death. He passed on the charming concept to fellow hitman Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski, who obligingly later killed Pronge after Pronge tried to hire Kuklinski to kill Pronge's wife and child.
  22. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    ooh - the inspiration for series 1 of Dexter, apparently...
  23. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    I said yes, because I am a paedophile.
  24. i_got_poison

    i_got_poison New Member

    if they sell, i'm definitely in :)

    never knew this, surprisingly (unsurprisingly, depending on how well you know me)
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  25. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  26. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    My dream job when I was 6!
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  27. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    My mate's dad used to be an ice cream van man, he fucking hated it, it was one of those weird tiny vans

    Standing in a hot box with fridges pumping out even more heat while snotty kids stand at your feet having tantrums


    Edit, I said the same 7 years ago :oops:
  28. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    I was thinking the other day, that you could make a killing round here with artisanal gelato, mostly sold by the litre. Elderflower and pear; lavender and rosemary; gin and kumquat...
  29. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Been there, done that - gave up as it was impossible to actually make enough £££s. The round was "a fixed route" by the guy who supplied the van, the fixings etc etc ...

    However, some of the specialised ice-creams in tourist places are "unusual" combinations, like I saw some bright blue that claimed to be bubblegum flavour. At least most still provide the "traditional" styles.
    In North Wales, what was a family firm "Cadwalladers" do some nice stuff, unfortuanately their staff, especially off-season, are dire at customer service (which is why they had problems a couple of years ago).
    In Cumbria, Hartley's have a good range and easily outsell the standard fare like cornettos.
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  30. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    Garth Pig and the Icecream lady :(:eek: Gave me nightmares as a child
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