I've never had a nickname. The closest I've gotten to one are the fanatically loyal followers of the DC101 $1 Happy Hour I host Thursdays who call themselves "Tessahallics". I'm very thankful that I'm not known as something like "Mr. Ding-A-Ling". Then there's the fact that Mr. Ding-A-Ling seems to have encroached on Sno Cone Joe's turf.
And the novelty ice cream truck war began!
I guess ice cream is a tough sell in Gloversville, NY, because when Mr. Ding-A-Ling set up shop, Sno Cone Joe called his headquarters to tell Mr. Ding-A-Ling, "I OWN this town." Then Sno Cone Joe stepped it up a notch, and started following Mr. Ding-A-Ling's truck to lure away customers.
These tactics scared away another competitor last summer, but Mr. Ding-A-Ling didn't cave. Instead, he called police, who arrested Sno Cone Joe and his 21-year-old girlfriend on charges of stalking and harrassment after they saw him tailgating Mr. Ding-A-Ling.
If convicted, Sno Cone Joe and his main squeeze could land in jail for three months...or just long enough to miss out on the entire novelty ice cream selling season. I don't know about you, but I think it would have been much more entertaining if they'd just gotten into a novelty ice cream throwing food fight.