This is the scene I bore witness to over the weekend, on a sunny spring day in the city. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing more nostalgic than an ice cream cone on the first few days of sunshine to usher in the warmer weather. But, please, why would one wait for over 20 minutes for such an experience? Could one not instead do something else worthwhile, like go for a stroll in the park, or play football with friends, or take the ol’ bike for a spin, and then, when the line ups are less chaotic, indulge in a cone? I suppose what I am getting at are ones priorities. As Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs states, our basic needs for food and physiology need to be met before we think about “esteem needs” which many associate with exercise (in other words, a sense of accomplishment and well-being). I suppose what many of us do not realize at times is that our basic needs for food are already met by the time we are lining up for an ice cream, and maybe we should take a minute and evaluation WHY we are lining up for hours on end to on a sunny day that could be well spent doing something active to fulfill a need that is – in reality – obsolete.