Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The I scream of the future

I'm sure you've all seen "Dippin' Dots" at some sporting event or at a special stand at the mall. They're tiny balls of super-chilled ice cream that they mix together to create different flavors. I'm not sure how long they've been around, but its been at least 15 years I would guess. Anyway, they still are labeled as the "Ice cream of the future". Not sure when that future is going to arrive. Right now I feel like its the "Ice cream of 1996". Were people that bummed out by ice cream? Were people looking for something new in the ice cream arena?

Anyway, the whole reason I started this post was to say that I was at a hockey game on Friday and at a vendor stall where they were selling these "Dippin' Dots - Ice Cream of the Future", they listed them on the menu as "Dip and Dots". At first I thought maybe it was some knock-off, wannabe ice cream of the future with a strikingly similar name. Then I noticed a special "Dippinl Dots" sign hanging in one area of the stall. So clearly someone had just mistaken the name "Dippin' Dots" as "Dip 'n' Dots" and then put it on the menu as "Dip and Dots". Someday I'll have a camera phone that takes acceptably see-able pictures and I'll be able to record these bizarre moments in signage. For now you'll just have to take my word for it.

1 comment:

Only Melody Remains said...

I agree with you totally. I saw the Dippin' Dots case being set up where I work the other day...everyone was freaking out over it because apparently they are still amused by the little balls of ice cream.

Me, not so much. I thought, oh, cool...I haven't seen them since I was on a field trip back in 4th or 5th grade. That was a good 10 or so years ago. Some people's mentality never changes. If Dippin' Dots are the ice cream of the future, then we're royally screwed. Not only are we behind on the times, our grammar doesn't make up for it. Really amusing post! I enjoyed it.