With temperatures climbing to sweltering and borderline intolerable levels through the end of the week, relief comes in many fashions, including the sweet kind.
On Friday, Uber, the modern car-for-hire company, will try to help.
In dozens of cities worldwide, including Washington, Uber will give people who have their smartphone app not only call a car, but also an ice cream truck.
Uber's ice cream trucks will prowl the streets of D.C. between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. selling packs of ice cream; all you have to do is call for it using the Uber app.
Washington's ice cream trucks will sell five ice cream treats for $25.