Take that, Mr. Frosty!

From the latest West Hartford News:

In a lighter moment during this week’s meeting, Town Councilor Chuck Coursey reported that he and Mayor Scott Slifka met with the owner of Mr. Frosty Ice Cream, the local ice cream truck company, and requested that the volume of the music be turned down.
“The music is too loud,” said Coursey.
The owner of Mr. Frosty Ice Cream has agreed to turn down the volume 10 percent. Apparently, residents have been annoyed by both the volume and the song choice. Because many homeowners have central air conditioning, they keep their windows closed. To get the attention of ice cream lovers inside their homes, Mr. Frosty Ice Cream was playing the Disney song, “It’s a Small World,” louder than normal. “You may not love the jingle on the truck,” he said.

Personally, I’ve been ready to smash that damn truck’s sound system so 10 percent is not enough. But it’s better than nothing.

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10 responses to “Take that, Mr. Frosty!

  1. Elmwoodian

    I say again: My kingdom for an elephant gun! Whdad, you do the job, and I’ll hide the evidence.

    What ever happened to just using a bell? Is the music really necessary? Children’s subsonic ability to detect ice cream activity at great distances is vastly underrated.

  2. Joe Visconti

    I think Mr Frosty should play the Beatle’s song
    ” I’m the Taxman” for a Jingle, he’ll really get em coming out for fudgicles that way.

    Let me tell you how it will be – Taxman!!!!!

  3. Too funny, Joe.

    Hey maybe Scott can get the kids driving the ice cream trucks to stay on their side of the road too.

    And they obviously use the music to entrance the kids. It works. But its a public nusiance.

  4. Hey Now

    How about “We won’t get fooled again” by the Who

  5. I Love West Hartford

    Gosh, you guys are dating yourselves… The Beetles, and The Who?

    It’s just an ice cream truck. Is it REALLY causing YOU a problem?

    My kids live for that sound, and it took a long time, and a lot of work for us to be able to live in a neighborhood that the Ice Cream Truck visits.

  6. It’s not an ice cream truck. It’s a music truck that happens to have pictures on it.

    Don’t let your kids fall into the trap of believing its something that it isn’t.

  7. Elmwoodian

    I’m going to take the rare opportunity to agree with King here. People pay a lot to move to a town/neighborhood where ice cream trucks come, but it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t expect a modicum of respect from these trucks for the sanctity of (and the sanity within) their dwelling.

    Kids don’t need that god awful music to know when the ice cream man is around, especially music played at such unbelievably high decibels. It’s definitely causing me and I suspect most folks a problem. It (the music, not the truck) is an obnoxious aural intrusion and a legal nuisance at that.

  8. WH Alum

    Even before we had air conditioning – I shut the windows and turned up the fans and music in the house when I didn’t want my kids to hear it! We can hear it for over an hour before it winds its way around the neighborhood and down our street.

  9. SORRY, I BELIEVE IST ALL ABOUT THE KIDS AND IWILL LOVE TO HAVE 3OR4 IN MY TOWN. ROCKFORD,CAN NEEDS THAT TYPE OF JOY FOR A SAD LITTLE GIRL OR BOY,AND ITS MUCH BETTER THAN THE SOUND THAN ANY CITY POLICE CAR.

  10. SORRY,I BELIEVE IST ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.IWILL LOVE TO HAVE 3 OR 4 IN MY TOWN.ROCKFORD REALLY NEED THAT TYPE OF JOY FOR THAT SAD LITTEL GIRL OR BOY.AND THE SOUND IS ALOT BETTER THAN ANY CITY POLICE CAR

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