The local ice cream parlor/doughnut shop employs a considerable amount of high school ages girl. Most of them are tall and thin and not altogether unpleasant to look at. The others could stand to lose 15 – 30 lbs. During my frequent visits to the shop for a Strawberry Sundae I have made some important observations;
When I first started visiting the local ice cream parlor/doughnut shop I would stand in the queue and wait for my turn with the next available ice cream server, usually a tall, thin high school girl, who would plop a scoop of strawberry ice cream into a cup, then slop in a modest amount of strawberry topping and top it off with a quick squirt of whipped cream and cherry. On one occasion my server was not one of the tall, thin girls, instead she was short and moderately over weight. The sundae that she made for me contained more ice cream, more topping, more whipped cream, and still a single cherry.
It didn't cost any more than the sundaes made by the tall, thin girls, it just contained more of the essential ingredients, which was just enough to satisfy my craving. The next time I stopped in for a sundae I was waited on by a different server who again was over weight and the results were similar. I thought this to be quite curious and began to keep track of the sundaes and who made them. Thus far things have been quite consistent, the tall, thin servers always scoop less ice cream, skimp on the topping, and often forget the cherry, while the over weight servers build a sundae to be proud of.
I have not at this point determined why this occurs although I have 2 thoughts on the matter; 1) the over weight servers use their additional weight when scooping ice cream and are able to get larger amounts of ice cream per scoop and thus are obligated to provide more topping to accommodate the additional ice cream. 2) They actually take pride in their sundae making skill and are preparing your sundae as if they were making it for themselves.
While the reason behind this phenomenon is unknown at this time I can only say that if you are ever in queue at an ice cream shop wait for the over weight server to make your sundae.
DISCLAIMER: Thus far my research has only included female server and there is no data to determine whether an over weight male server will make a larger sundae than any other server, male or female.
* Having your single scoop
sundae made by the chunky chick could provide the proper amount of ice cream and toppings to satisfy your craving.
** Saving the left-over
sundae for later by stuffing it into the freezer just isn't the same as having it freshly dipped
** Saving the left-over sundae for later by stuffing it into the freezer just isn't the same as having it freshly dipped