Wednesday, May 02, 2007

we all scream

There was a line out the door at Baskin-Robbins tonight. Obviously the word had gotten around that it was 31 Cent Scoop Night to honor the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They have a picture of my cousin Terry on their site.

Baskin-Robbins has always been a favorite of mine. During high school, I worked at store #1207 in Bronxville, New York. Almost every day that I worked I would try a different combination of flavors in a shake or sundae. I especially liked to make shakes with Jamoca Almond Fudge and chocolate syrup. It's also where I learned to cut a banana without touching the fruit. One time I used that skill to make a banana split for WNBC-TV anchorman Chuck Scarborough when he stopped by the store.

Around this time last year, I wrote about the disappearance of Free Scoop Night. When I moved to Knoxville five years ago, I lived alone until my family got here three months later. One of the first things I did after my car arrived on the auto transporter was to find my way to the Baskin-Robbins at West Town Mall for Free Scoop Night.

Some other companies still give away free samples. Again this year I missed Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's by a couple of weeks. I also missed Free Slice of Pizza Day at Pizza Hut by 24 hours. Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday. Are there any other freebie days coming up?

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Blogger nobody said...

I went to SLC in the late 80's & frequented this baskin & robbins-especially freshman year so we could put on the "freshman 15"..
I did enjony the Bronxville link that pointedly mentioned SLC was in fact in Yonkers, no one is paying $20,000 or whatever ridiculous price tuition is up to now to go the school in Yonkers :)


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