Yes. And do you realize that the issue of freezing/melting has nothing to do with the story at hand?
Sure it does. He supposedly ate an entire batch of ice cream that was made with salt. You can't make ice cream with with any significant salt content since it won't freeze which is sort of central to the whole "ice cream" concept. I suppose he could have drank an entire quart of salty milk sludge with vanilla flavoring which would make him sound even stupider. Or, the story is fabricated.
Assuming he didn't make the children eat the salty ice cream, and instead made a new (presumably properly made) batch for the kids, his act of frugality makes a lot more sense. By consuming the salty ice cream, he's giving more of the good ice cream to the kids. It's a classic lesson of a parent sacrificing for his/her children by making use of something they don't want/like rather than just throwing it away.
Yeah, you don't "sacrifice" by eating ice cream. You choose to eat it or not eat it and, if it tastes like salty sh
it, the intelligent choice is "not eat it". It's not as though they were living in Anne Frank's attic and this was their only food for the week or something. The day I eat crappy ice cream and expect people to think I'm nobly "sacrificing" for my children, I hope a flight of angels spirit my kids away to a parent with a fu
You know how a sane person would handle that situation? By teaching their kids that sometimes you make a mistake and things don't work out but, given that it's nothing significant, you can just laugh it off, have a funny memory and move on with life rather than eating a quart of sad-cream. Edited, Sep 28th 2012 9:30pm by Jophiel