Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Ice Cream Blues
Some rain tonight eh? Well it is pretty strange... one day it's hot and humid, the next cloudy and dusty, then, rainy!
I was driving back home from a nice dinner with my lovely wife; while it was raining. Through the heavy pour I saw an ice cream man, like the one in the above photo (credits to Mink), riding his bike under the rain, all wet and looking helpless trying to find some sort of shelter.
I usually get some ice cream if I feel like to cool down. I talk to these men, mostly are Egyptians who came to this country with the dream of making money for their families back home.
Most live the harsh reality of life... hard working conditions, low wages and all that.
Unfortunately I don't see a viable alternative; I feel for these guys... trying to sell us yummy treats through all the weather changes and things. All for a small return.
Somewhere there's a blues song in there.
Posted by Ali Sleeq at 11:45 PM