Monday, January 21, 2008

Cookies

Girl Scouts in our area are selling Girl Scout cookies.

You should buy some.

From an actual real live girl if at all possible.

8 comments:

Becky said...

We're that family that buys stuff from any kid selling. Not because we want to, but because we're trying to build up fundraising karma for when my kids have to go door to door.

Here's hoping that it works, eh?

Someone Being Me said...

I have been waiting patiently for the Girl Scouts to come sell me some cookies but I haven't seen one yet. Normally they are camped out on every corner and canvasing the neighborhood but nothing this year. Grr...

Someone Being Me said...

I have been waiting patiently for the Girl Scouts to come sell me some cookies but I haven't seen one yet. Normally they are camped out on every corner and canvasing the neighborhood but nothing this year. Grr...

Kristine said...

We don't get many girls around our neighborhood anymore either. Now that they're supposed to have an adult with them, I think it's a little harder because mom can't fix dinner and send the girl out around the neighborhood. If you miss the ordering time, by the end of next month they will always be around in booths to bug you as you go into the grocery store on the weekends.

The Modernish Father said...

We had one come through the neighborhood on Friday. She didn't have change for a $5, so I let her keep the $1.50 in change.

I'll buy from the ones going door-to-door, but the ones camped out in front of our local grocery store are just a little too aggressive with their sales. I find myself shopping at odd hours just to avoid them.

Kristine said...

She's not supposed to be collecting the money up front unless you bought a box to donate to whatever charity they're donating they picked...weird. But that extra $1.50 - is like her selling 3 more boxes - so that's really cool.

And the girls in front of the stores are so aggressive, because the troop has already bought all the boxes they have there, if they don't sell them, they lose out on not only the profit from them, but the cost also. That's why our troop doesn't do booths.

The Modernish Father said...

Hopefully I didn't purchase black market cookies from some kind of underground Girl Scout mafia then.

All I know is, she had the goods on hand and was dealing strictly in cash. And she was operating the whole thing out of the back of a van.

What have I done?

Kristine said...

HAAAA - Black market cookies!!!

You're in a different council than we are, so it's entirely possible that their orders are over and they're just trying to sell the remaining boxes the troop had to order to make complete cases.

If you got cookies when you paid, all is well in whoville.