I live in the Foxboro subdivision off Willow in Hercules.
In the Spring, Summer, Fall, and sometimes even the Winter, the Ice Cream Men come around in their white trucks. Those trucks play very loud, very annoying music. I often go out to the truck to ask them to turn it down. If they don’t turn it down after 2 or 3 times, I ask the cops to make them do it. Eventually they just stop coming down my street.
I can be in the bathroom with the door closed, while inside my house with all windows closed - and I still hear it loud and clear! Then the silly song gets stuck in my head for the rest of the day, and it just drives me crazy.
When I was a kid on the East Coast, the Ice Cream Man had little bells on the top of the windshield that went “ring-ring-ring” and we would all come running. One of the many good things about that is you don’t then get that silly song stuck in your head. And they had just as much business back there as I see with these guys here.
Frankly, I think they violate our privacy and add major noise polution. This is very poor marketing and should be regarded and treated as such.
Anyway; I am sure that I am not the only one... If you have a suggestion on how to get them to change, please comment. It would be great for all of us if Hercules could outlaw the LOUDNESS of the Ice Cream Man.