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The definition of optimism…

…is perhaps trying to sell ice-cream from your cheery little van on the street when the temperature outside is reading a mighty 0°C.

I really couldn’t believe it when I heard that instantly recognisable tinkly tune but yes, lo and behold, some enterprising ice-cream seller is hawking his wares in weather that could quite legitimately be called ‘a tad chilly‘. Just thinking about actually consuming ice-cream on a day like this sends a shiver to my core. Well, I assume he’s selling ice-cream. There were no customers so I never actually saw a transaction take place. Maybe he’s retrofitted the van and was actually flogging kebabs and other more suitably seasonal (and namely hot) consumables. Who knows.

But if not, I guess his actions also pass for a pretty good definition of stupidity as well.