Can’t We Just Ban Unruly Brats?Thursday, April 5, 2012
As opposed to banning ice cream trucks to placate the parents of spoiled children?
From CBS New York comes this great headline: “Park Slope Parents Want Ice Cream Trucks Banned To Avoid Testy Tantrums From Tots.”
Dozens of recent comments on a Park Slope parents message blog said ice cream vendors need to leave the area, especially places around the playgrounds and parks, to help avoid afternoon meltdowns and temper tantrums from children craving frozen treats.
“Go somewhere else, go on another corner because…it does make it too tempting for them,” Debbie Markovic said Monday as her lactose-intolerant daughter begged for ice cream.
…Community Board 7 said it gets complaints about noisy music from the ice cream trucks or even safety issues regarding parking. However, an all-out ban for health reasons is unrealistic because the trucks are run by private vendors and parents have the option to say “no.”
Saying no – imagine that! Thanks to Travis Holte for the link.