Discord in Harmony Park Over Ice Cream Trucks

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Some parents in Park Slope, a Brooklyn neighborhood, want ice cream vendors banned from the area. Apparently, the sight of ice cream makes parenting difficult and causes mental anguish for the children.

The movement began when a mother posted the following on parkslopeparents.com: “Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground. Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.”

Another concerned mother chimed in: “I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living! I too was at the 9th Street Playground on Monday, and one of the vendors just handed my 4-year-old an ice cream cone. I was furious.”

But not everyone thinks that the cold confection should be canned.

“My kid wants every toy they see. Does that mean we should banish all the toy stores? I don’t agree with that,” reasoned a mother.

“I honestly think it’s really stupid,” one man told CNN.

For now, the trucks will continue to make their routes and play their recognizable jingle.

CNN reported that the events transpired around Harmony Park.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.