Yesterday was Ben And Jerry's 'Free Cone Day', where they gave out free ice cream to anyone who could be bothered to queue up like a typical Singaporean auntie who spotted free tissue giveaways.
Since we were bored out of our wits after yesterday's revision lecture, which almost put half the class to sleep, the whole gin gang of us went down to Cathay to get ourselves some free ice cream.
I've heard about this free cone day quite a couple of times before but I have never been bothered to have a look-see to see what it's like. Well, yesterday was the day I lost my 'Free Cone Day' virginity. And it was a shocking experience too.
As we all know, Singaporeans are suckers for FREE giveaways but who would have expected the queue to span a whole 2 levels of the building? Yes, I'm not kidding. The queue started from the Ben and Jerry's shop [duh~] on the 3rd floor, and extended all the way up the escalator, and around the entire 4th floor of The Cathay. There were even temp staff hired just to manage the bloody queue!
The Ticket to Fame
The Dragon Queue
B&J Staff hard at work
Although it looks nasty, the queue actually moved relatively fast. Our entire ordeal merely lasted slightly more than half an hour from the point where we joined the queue until we finally got our ice cream. Oh, and it's so sickening to see Singaporeans not even reaching for their wallets when being asked to donate any amount for some charity at the counter before getting their free ice cream.
A normal B&J ice cream would easily cost around $2, and some people just couldn't even be bothered to take a peek into their wallets for some spare change. These people should have been given just the cone without any ice cream. Who? Me? Of course I donated some money! A whole dollar to be exact.
So anyway, we all managed to get our free ice cream and lived happily ever after.
Anyhow written on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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