|Ice Cream Sundae|
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." — Thornton Wilder
bureaucracy noun [C or U] MAINLY DISAPPROVING
Left, Jessica Kourkounis for NYT; right, Phil Kline for NYT
For Soda, the Genie Is Out of the Bottle
By JULIA MOSKIN
A small group of modern soda jerks are leading a revival that is bringing up-to-date culinary values to ice cream sodas, sundaes and egg creams.
a system for controlling or managing a country, company or organization that is operated by a large number of officials who are employed to follow rules carefully:
I had to deal with the university's bureaucracy before I could change from one course to another.
someone working in a bureaucracy:
It turned out she was one of those faceless bureaucrats who control our lives.
I had a lot of bureaucratic hassle (= long and difficult dealings with officials) trying to get the information I needed.
The company was inefficient because it was highly bureaucratic.
adverb OLD USE
Whither are they going?