The theme at the Chocolate Shoppe ice cream parlour is Dr. Seuss this summer. Meghan, Etta and I went after the fireworks on the fourth of July. They are cash only: while I dashed to the ATM on the corner, Etta and Meghan were given 5 ice cream samples. I got a hot fudge sundae with birthday cake ice cream: America’s birthday.
The staff touched on more points of hospitality: we were served ice water in line. Two women had a basketful of fluffy round sleeping puppies: the staff brought each puppy a bowl of water and a bowl of vanilla soft serve with a biscuit in the middle. The old woman roused the small dogs to eat: the smallest one was in the deepest slumber. I videotaped the whole thing because it was cute and just maybe animal cruelty.