I was standing outside of the office debating where to get lunch this afternoon, tired of the usual when I spotted the bright yellow van and the repeating off-key jingle. A young kid in sunglasses (Tim, the Mobile Manager according to the company blog) drove the van, which looked like some sort of Eco-Friendly business wagon, and slopped it into a parking space just near the corner. But the music, something tells me this is the Yuppie’s Ice Cream Man! And indeed it was, Sweet Green, the mobile salad and frozen yoghurt vendor, though here it was just frozen yoghurt. Driving from locations in Dupont and Georgetown to an empty parking space near you! Well, if you’re somewhere close by here, that is. But the traditional ice cream man has been replaced by environmentally conscious adult sweets vendor because there are no children in DC. At least none who venture around the K Street, because seriously, unless they’re getting dragged to a White House tour, there ain’t much to excite the average chillin’. And it was quite literally, just frozen yoghurt, as if to take plain yoghurt and put it in soft ice cream form. But, in Yuppiespeak, the proper term is of course, Fro-Yo. Because life is short, and too short to say words in their full-length. And what do you get? Well, depending on how you pick it, the possibility of genersou helpings of fruit and crunchy bits to offset the tart-and-plain flavor of plain yoghurt. And it’s fat free! Or at least blood tests from the mayor haven’t concluded otherwise.
Fro-Yo From a Man in an Eco-Friendly Van