We've made no secret of our deep-rooted hatred of the insipid Mister Softee truck theme song, which drives us to distraction every summer. But as intolerable as it is for us, we've sometimes wondered how the people driving the trucks can stand it. Well, CNN recently spent the day riding around with one of the operators in Brooklyn, and now we know how they stand it: They completely lose their minds. Driver Nike Olasokan says, "I love it. It's one of the best music I've ever heard in my life. I hear it every day and I still love it."
On a good weather day, Olasokan says she can net up to $900 working from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Of course, there's a lot of overhead. She has to pay to park the truck in an official Mister Softee depot, shell out to stock the truck with Mister Softee frozen dessert products, and even cough up a fee just to use her beloved Mister Softee theme song! Mister Softee: Making bitches pay him since 1956.