Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Icee Malfunction

I have been deprived of a good Icee for a few months now so you can imagine how excited I was to see that old familiar ICEE sign at the local Target.

I threw caution to the wind and jumped in line to buy what held the object of my affection......at the moment. My first clue that I should have stayed away was the $1.25 price smacked onto the shot glass sized cup. I could have been patient and waited for my sister to take me to a QT gas station for a larger cup at a smaller price but the rotating red liquid behind the machine had me captivated. I ordered two and as my brother and I walked up to the ICEE machine I could almost taste the cherry sweetness. I don't even remember who went first but whatever landed in my cup caused a near explosion.

I carefully matched the domed lid up to the spout and pulled the lever for the cherry. Out it came in all its frozen glory and after topping it off I scooted off to the side. All of a sudden melted ICEE came spewing out of the top of my lid and poured down my hand. ICEE began bubbling up and like an avalanche it came rolling down the lid onto the counter and all over me. The only thing running through my brain was, "What in the world? How do I get it to stop?!"

I don't know what kind of gaseous bubbles of ICEE were in the bottom of my cup but they came spewing out like a volcano. What a mess! I can only imagine what the people around me were thinking as they watched me from the nearby line. I felt like saying, "It wasn't me, it was the ICEE!"

Not only did I get an explosive ICEE experience but I also had red hands the rest of the evening. That's some strong Red 40 dye. LOL!

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