Shame on me for being so skeptical of Uber's ice cream delivery service. Despite Uber's advice that "demand for ice cream trucks will be very high and availability very limited," I write this to you while eating a Mrs. Fields Klondike cookie sandwich, one of five ice cream goodies that was was just delivered by my driver, Calvin Coolwhip. It worked flawlessly.


(Margaret Ely/The Washington Post)

My first thought: Wow, this is delicious. And so easy!

My next thought: This was $25? If we assume each of these ice cream novelties goes for $3 at your typical community pool or standard Good Humor truck, Uber's flat rate comes with a 66 percent convenience charge. (Plus a free tanktop and sunglasses!)

My final thought? Shoot, nobody's going to pay me $5 for each of these; desserts are on me, I guess. I hope I never spend this much on ice cream again.

You have until 5 p.m. today to order your $25 of ice cream using Uber's smartphone app.


(Alex Baldinger/The Washington Post)