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What's worse than "That Guy?" A beach volleyball update

Quick update… I’ve blogged in the past about the anguish of playing “That Guy” in rec-league volleyball. I’ve also gotten some good response on my request for volleyball team names. But here’s a story that tops them all.

On Monday night, we had two games at the local park. About halfway through the first game, an ice cream truck drove up into the parking lot about 100 yards away from the courts. After the obligatory Eddie Murphy jokes “THE ICE CREAM MAN IS COMING!! MA! THROW DOWN SOME MONEEEEYY!” it got pretty ugly. Because the truck didn’t move. For about an hour. It just kept playing songs. Over and over.

Now, unlike other ice cream trucks in the area, this particular vehicle bought the deluxe “ice cream truck music package.” For example, we have a vendor who cruises our neighborhood that has one song – “Turkey in the Straw.” That’s annoying, but he’s not in our neighborhood very long before he heads to the next group of young’uns.

But this truck at the volleyball court? He had about three dozen songs cycling through. And the variety? Just breathtaking:

  • “Turkey in the Straw” (obviously)
  • “La Cucaracha” (ok…)
  • “Theme from Romeo and Juliet” (I shit you not)
  • At least four Christmas songs: “Let it Snow,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Deck the Halls,” and one other that just escapes me right now.
  • “Me So Horny” (Just kidding)
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Wish I was kidding)

Hopefully, you’re getting an idea why the outcome of the games was secondary. After a while, it was all about survival. I never thought I could hate the ice cream man. But boy, I do now.

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