I am easily amused my friends.
As a former Girl Scout, every year I buy cookies for the cause. I remember pulling my little red wagon up and down Howerton, Sublet and Pool streets with my brother Jimbo Pete to protect me as I went door to door selling these delicious treats. My goal was to sell enough to get the camp discount.
Since I’m officially off the sauce again, I need an alternative. Enter this year’s GS cookies campaign. Last week I bought two boxes and donated two boxes to the troops. I sent one of the two we kept to Lulu. Not bad, splitting a single box of Thin Mints with Big B squared. And yes, they went straight to the freezer and were gone in two days.
This week, the troop is back. Parked outside the grocery store. If they sell out then the drive is over. In a panic, I’ve got to buy more before they’re all gone. I see $4 each or 5 for $20 and think, hell I’ll get 5! Trickery, lol! I’ve saved nothing but that’s ok because I’m 5 boxes richer and I’m jonesing. And this score, scratches the itch. All for a good cause. Some other little girl can go away to camp.
The above is my first batch and round two follows:
I lost the will power battle. After unpacking the groceries, I went back. You see they freeze well. And, one can never have too many Thin Mints. Or so I tell myself as I made a special trip for 5 more.
As I giggle about $4 each or 5 for $20 or 10 for $40, I think about the honest Girl Scout. She’d call out this trickery for what it is! In all fairness, they didn’t advertise 5 boxes as a savings. My mind did that.
Check out her video here: Honest Girl Scout. Truth in advertising pays off!
Oh and if the cookies were not bad enough, we had already purchased mini pies. I mean come 50 cents each, we had to get 4.
And now, I need that intervention. Not only for the sweets but for the picture taking and posing of cookies and pies. I missed my calling as a food stylist ya’ll. Well that and as comedienne 😂. I know, I know … don’t quit my day job.
As always, more to come.