Thursday, July 30, 2020

What Exactly Does "Jugs Iced Free" Mean?

July 30, 2020
   Okay, we are fast approaching the time when people don't get our references, and thus, our jokes. Case in point:

Ancient photo showing a long lost custom.

Kids Today
   "Forgive me, but what exactly does 'jugs iced free' mean?"
—Dave Valerio

   First of all, you are forgiven. Here's the deal. A long time ago (BAC in cars), everyone carried a thermos, or a "jug" of water. Thus, if you bought gas from Al Bell, in Kingman, Arizona, back in 1957, you got a snot-nosed kid who played right field (weak arm) for the Oddfellow Yankees, to take your "jug" into the lube room and put free ice and water in the jug and return it to the car, totally free!

   "Forgive me, but what's BAC?"

   Before Air Conditioning In Cars.

   "Forgive me, but what's a car?"

   Okay, I think you know where this is going.

"The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there."
—Old Vaquero Saying

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:01 PM

    In the late 40's/early 50's we had a silver Coleman jug. It had red plastic spout cap, fill cap and cup (that resided under fill cap).

    IIRC, it had a capacity of one gallon.

    It rusted out in the 70's.


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