If we could bottle happiness up and sell it – we would actually put it in a cone. An ice cream cone. Ice cream is the perfect dessert. It’s a go-to when you are sad, happy, celebrating, crying, or perfectly fine. The only thing that could top that is getting more ice cream for your money! Thanks for letting us in on this secret Catherine Wu! It’s a happy day!
“One time I went to the mall and stopped by my favorite ice cream booth. I never really liked the idea of two scoops of ice cream — it just seemed like a waste of an extra dollar since it’s harder to eat and it can get pretty messy. But I saw that two of my favorite flavors were available: mint chip and bubblegum. I didn’t want to pay for two individual scoops, so I came up with an ingenious idea to get both. I went up to the counter and asked for half mint chip, half bubblegum. The counter lady looked kind of confused but then proceeded to scoop up two scoops of the different flavors. At the checkout counter they had no choice but to charge me with the price of one scoop. I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting, and it turned out way better than I imagined (I thought they would just tell me that they couldn’t do that, but instead they gave me two ‘half’ scoops for the price of one).
This trick works because there is no way to scoop up a half scoop. The ice cream spoon thing can only scoop up a full scoop. So you will just end up with two full scoops of different flavors. And they can’t turn down your suggestion: half-half seems like an innocent request, and they can’t charge you with two scoops. I have used this trick at every single ice cream place I’ve visited, and it has worked every single time. So yeah, the trick to get two scoops of ice cream in different flavors for the price of one is to ask for half this, half that. Go on, my children, but remember — with great power comes great responsibility.”