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Ice cream van

66Mustang
66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,606 Disability Gamechanger
A bit of a random one

At this time of year, does anyone else hear ice cream vans around where they live?

I have heard them several times over the past few weeks...surely they can’t sell that many ice creams at this time of year?

Any explanation? :confused:

I did hear a rumour that some ice cream vans diversify into selling illicit substances, not sure how true that is...

Alternatively, could be an ice cream van owner using it as an excuse to go for a drive during lockdown? :D 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,295 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    At my old house we had one all year round and they sold other items like drinks crisps snack and cigs and I did suspect drugs as well 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang regarding the sales of illegal substance that happens alot in wales  

    Some ice cream vans have been selling bread and essential items  to those who can't get out 

    Some are just selling ice cream 

    In wales some ice cream vans the owners were dressed as father Xmas selling toffee apples ?  and Xmas sweets and father Xmas shaped ice lollies it was nice for the kids 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,606 Disability Gamechanger
    Ahh that’s a good idea, selling essential items especially for people who can’t get out to the supermarket. 

    Thanks, that didn’t cross my mind :)
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang this is out of topic but do you know if scope online works when your overseas in another country 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,606 Disability Gamechanger
    @lisathomas50 usually sites work all over the world so it doesn’t make a difference. 

    I just changed my VPN server to France (it makes the site think I’m connecting from France) and logged in fine so can’t see why it wouldn’t work

    If you do ever get a site that doesn’t work abroad you can use a VPN and connect to a British server, then it should work.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,219 Disability Gamechanger
    We hear an ice cream van most days but never see it, however she who must be obeyed eats the stuff almost everyday.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 Disability Gamechanger
    I haven't heard or seen an ice cream van around here since the summer...  Even the tap water is a bit cold this time of year so I can't imagine eating ice cream!!  :D

    An old acquaintance briefly worked as an assistant on a local ice cream van, he left as soon as he realised it was mainly a front for selling drugs to kids.  :/  
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    edited January 2021
    I could murder a 99 with a chocolate flake, sprinkles and juice right now  :D  Sadly, we don't tend to have an icecream van come around where I live anytime of the year.  <plays violin>
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,284 Disability Gamechanger
    An old acquaintance briefly worked as an assistant on a local ice cream van, he left as soon as he realised it was mainly a front for selling drugs to kids.  

    Who knew! Guess I’ve lived a sheltered life. 

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  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @Chloe_Scope You can still buy cornets and fo it your self get a flake and the juice and sprinkles thats what I  do lol ? 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,219 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    An old acquaintance briefly worked as an assistant on a local ice cream van, he left as soon as he realised it was mainly a front for selling drugs to kids.  

    Who knew! Guess I’ve lived a sheltered life. 

    we must have lived in the same shelter !  :)
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,508 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine wish I led a shelterd life lol two icream vans last year trying to buy  an ice cream and the police have done a drugs bust  drugs are rife in wales there was two stalls in the market busted for drugs one was fruit and veg and one was a cake stall  they sell them outside of schools  in schools drugs are nightmare 

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