Girl Scout Cookies: Time for War on the Cookie Pushers
It’s Girl Scout cookie time in Kentucky.
American kids are fat.
America adults are fatter.
Parents and relatives of Girl Scouts should not be contributing to the epidemic of child obesity by pushing overpriced factory manufactured baked goods.
I have yet to be asked by a girl scout if I would like to buy cookies. Moms and Dads have asked me, I’ve been accosted by adults outside food stores, but I have yet had a kid in a uniform or even wearing a badge ask if I would like some cookies.
Girls, not adults, should be selling the cookies.
… from the Girl Scout website.
Parents are using Twitter for guilt sales.
If yall love me, you’ll buy Girl Scout cookies from my daughter. You’ll buy lots and lots.
I just got an email from XO’s niece re: Girl Scout Cookies. Passed the word on to my friends, orders in, feel like a dealer…
And fast-buck artists are active on Twitter too…
Ah, that wonderful time of year is upon us… where I can enter the lucrative business of selling black market Girl Scout cookies.
marlise55 is selling Girl Scout cookies on Ebay!
Local Girl Scout troops get about 10-15 percent of the price paid, the council takes more than 50 percent, and the manufacturer gets the remainder. For a $4 box, the local troop will earn between 40 and 60 cents per box. The scout can earn a stuffed toy, a T-shirt or a patch for her uniform.
Next time a parent tempts me with the mouth-watering morsels of sin, I will offer them fifty cents to just walk (or Hoverround) away.
Fifty cents to an adult pusher in broad daylight is far better than taking a late night ride to the local pushers hangout and deal with the Girl Scout Leg Breakers.
I pull into the parking lot of the convenience store and head to the entrance when a short figure emerges from the shadows.
“You want the real thing, man?”
I jump, and the hair on the back of my neck snaps to attention.
“Sure,” I say innocently. “We’re talking Thin Mints, right?”
“You think I’d be out here at this hour of the night hocking Tagalongs and Do-Si-Dos?” the dealer asks sarcastically.
Oh, wait, if I buy Girl Scout cookies I am helping the environment? WTF?
There is just no way this is a good deal for anybody except the World Wide Conglomerate of Girl Scouts and the Universal Baking Foundation.
When I was a Girl Scout, we had to lug large cartons of cookies and sell them door-to-door. No pre-ordering and no parents doing the selling The only Scout to win a prize was the one who sold the most. The local troop also got more money than they do now. Nowadays these big non-profits all have high salaried administrators that should be paid in cookies, not cookie profits.
.-= Catch Her in the Wry´s last blog pith60 years in 17 days – Running around =-.
I’m one of those rare people who don’t care much for Girl Scout cookies in any of their varieties. I’ll usually order a box of Thin Mints for my wife — but ONLY if the salesperson is a Brownie. I figure that girls older than nine or ten can contribute their own money by cutting back on their text-messaging for a few hours. OMG! WTF! LOL!
Oh, and on another topic: those Copenhagen Girl Scouts look like they’re in their twenties.
.-= Larry Wallberg´s last blog pithRead the Book While You See the Movie =-.
@ Catch Her In the Wry: Blonde hair cutie with big smile. Yeah, if that showed up at my door, I’d be a sucker too. Even today!
@Larry: See above… ESPECIALLY if they were Danish twenty-somethings!!!
@60 Well, I’d always prefer a tasty Danish to a cookie.
I could go for some girl guide cookies.
smae here ditto, i agree with you