The Ice Cream Story


Good morning,

After yesterday's programme you might be a bit fed up with English videos, I guess. :-)

That's why I've got a short story for you to read this time. I hope you'll like the topic - it's about ice cream. Well, not really only about ice cream, but it is reasonably full of it.

Let me just make sure you know one word before you start reading: Do you know what an ice cream sundae is? It’s a “zmrzlinový pohár”.

Have a nice day (and an ice cream).


In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

How much is an ice cream sundae?’

50 cents,’ replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

How much is a dish of plain ice cream?’ he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

35 cents,’ she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. ‘I’ll have the plain ice cream,’ he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.