Monday, May 19, 2008

I know it's nice and everything...

I just found this little announcement on Facebook:

Baskin-Robbins is introducing Soft Serve!

To help welcome this new addition and to pay tribute to all mommies-to-be, Baskin-Robbins is turning Wednesday, May 21 from “hump day” into “Bump Day,” by offering a FREE cone of Soft Serve to all expectant mothers across the nation!

Baskin-Robbins Bump Day will take place on Wednesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating store locations in California; Chicago; New York; El Paso, Texas; and Nashville, Tenn.

During Bump Day, expectant mothers will be treated to one free 3 oz. cup or cone of soft Serve. For more information about Bump Day or to find a participating store, please visit http://www.baskinrobbins.com/bumpday.


Isn't that sweet?

I mean, it really is and all, but I think I may need to write to Baskin-Robbins and suggest that maybe the fertility-challenged could benefit from free ice cream too. I'll tell them it's therapeutic; necessary in a way it simply isn't for those with already expanding waistlines. Because God knows it's nice to have options when it comes to the monthly routine of drowning your accumulating sorrows.

Quite aside from that, I for one would love to catch a fucking break one of these days.

Free ice cream would be a start, she said as she stormed off in a self-pitying huff.

8 comments:

Rosepetal said...

Yes indeed

B said...

Hear hear.

Besides. I thought pg ladies where meant to avoid soft serve - you know - for listeria. So it seems a bit waisted on them don't you think?

B said...

I mean "wasted". Must have been a sub-conscious typo.

loribeth said...

I saw this too, & had exactly the same reaction. Grrrr....

BethGo said...

What a dumb idea.

Kristen said...

I saw this too and thought the exact same thing.... Terrible, terrible, terrible.

You should write them - and demand a free pint for their inconsiderate deed. Seriously.

ps - go get a pint of Ben and Jerry's - it's better anyway. :)

Sunny said...

Shut up! I can't believe this. Okay wait I can believe it but STUPID!

Kyle said...

As an expecting father I too was offended that I wasn't able to get my free soft serve ice cream. Hey, I'm the one who got her pregnant in the first place. Then I read on BabyCrunch.com that soft serve ice cream is highly prone to the Listeria bacteria which is extremely dangerous to expecting mothers. My wife is not getting ice cream.