05/27/2014 07:00 am ET

15 People You'll See At The Ice Cream Shop This Summer

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Summer is upon us, which means we'll be making daily trips to the ice cream shop. Think we're kidding? You don't know us as well as you should. We're ice cream maniacs here at HuffPost Taste, and in the summer, we really don't hold back.

After years of spending serious amounts of time at the ice cream shop (one of us even worked at one -- what up Emack & Bolio's!), we've become very familiar with the scene at these establishments. Wherever you find yourself in the country -- be it a small ice cream stand near the beach or a bustling store with a line around the block in a city -- you're likely to run into a predictable cast of characters.

There's always the giddy little kid, dragging his or her parent inside, and there's always the person who asks for a thousand samples before deciding he or she didn't really want any ice cream anyway. While we kind of hate some of these people, we really just love them all, because they signify ice cream season -- the happiest season of all.

Here are 15 people you'll definitely run into at the ice cream store this summer.

  • 1 The kids who have never been happier in their lives.
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    Getting an ice cream cone is the highlight of their life thus far, until tomorrow's ice cream.
  • 2 The person who asks for a thousand samples.
    Facebook/Big Gay Ice Cream
    And then he inevitably decides he didn't want ice cream anyway.
  • 3 The girls who only order frozen yogurt.
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    No judgments.
  • 4 The person who drops his cone immediately upon receiving it.
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    Sorry, bro.
  • 5 The politician looking to schmooze and get his picture taken.
    It's all fine, as long as he actually eats the ice cream.
  • 6 The family that's almost too cute.
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    They're adorable and endearing, but we also kind of hate them.
  • 7 The sad person, looking to eat away his sorrows.
    Facebook/Ben & Jerry's
    Ice cream is your friend. Your cool, calming, delicious best friend.
  • 8 The person who orders the banana split.
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    There's always someone who goes for the gold.
  • 9 The kid who's not afraid to make a mess.
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    Or maybe, more precisely, he doesn't even realize he's making a mess, because his concentration is singular: ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM
  • 10 The person who orders coffee.
    Facebook/Blue Marble Coffee
    Not coffee ice cream ('cuz that's legit), but coffee. Real, hot coffee. Why???
  • 11 The mom who is desperately trying to convince her kid to like ice cream.
    She just can't remedy the fact that her kid's not into yet. It doesn't compute.
  • 12 The person who asks for an egg cream and confuses everyone.
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    An egg cream, for the record, contains neither egg nor cream. It has milk, soda water and syrup.
  • 13 The drunk guy.
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    What's better than a milkshake to wash down a heavy night of drinking?
  • 14 The best friends.
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    Ice cream is the perfect thing to share with your best friends.
  • 15 The person who orders more than their body weight in ice cream.
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    And somehow he manages to eat the whole thing.

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