Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day (also known as Americans Getting Fatter Day) is upon us. Generally, I try to stay as far away from the Free Cone Day as I possibly can.
For one thing, I hate waiting in line. Especially not for a $2.50 ice cream cone that’s only going to make my cholesterol continue its slow creep towards the top of the charts.
Secondly, I hate being sticky. ‘Nuf said.
And finally, I am a curmudgeon and don’t like fun things.
However, this year’s Free Cone Day in Burlington at the Church Street Scoop Shop was different. Sure, the line still stretched all the way down to Outdoor Gear Exchange. And, yes, people still acted like Ben & Jerry’s was giving away a free car. But this Free Cone Day featured an appearance by Olympic snowboarder, native Vermonter and all around swell gal Hannah Teter.