Isn't it time you got out a bit? You know, did a little traveling?
Bangkok's a perfectly wonderful place, and I know you have lots of fans there. But isn't it a wee bit stifling, limiting yourself to one city? It's been more than eight years, after all.
Kuala Lumpur, for instance, is a fantastic town. It's hotter than Bangkok, and you know what sticky weather does for ice cream sales. You might not be aware of this, but Malaysians have a real sweet tooth. They're crazy for tiramisu and cheesecake - your frozen versions would go over big, I think. I'm betting most KL-ites have never tasted anything the likes of your mangosteen sorbet. Is it fair to share all your goodness with Thais and leave the rest of us out in the cold?
OK, I'll admit it. This message is purely self-serving. After my Thai teacher introduced us five years ago we had a kind of thing going, if you remember. Thai iced tea ice cream one afternoon, tamarind sorbet the next, Horlick's the following evening. I balked at bananas and cheese, but you proved yourself. I never doubted you again.
Then, suddenly, it ended. I begged you to follow me to Saigon, but nothing doing. You've cruelly held out all these years. You know what I think of Swensen's, you know I can't bring myself to pay ten dollars for a pint of Haagen Dazs. You won't come to me, and you know I can't stay away from you. Especially during gooseberry and mango seasons.
It's time, iberry, for you to give something back. I've put way more into this relationship than you have. I'm putting my foot down. Set up a Malaysian franchise, now, or we're through!
Until my next trip up north.
Iberry ice cream shops, various locations around Bangkok.