Disclaimer: I spent 4 years as a Girl Scout and sold many boxes of cookies. As such, I am always a sucker for them and look forward to buying them.
Daily surfing of Scout’s Employer, Inc.'s internal BBS reveals that Girl Scout cookies are upon us. Gee, Scout, how might you know that it’s that time of year already???
Post #1 - “Girl Scout Cookies” from Employee L.F. Includes list of types available
Post #2 - “It’s Girl Scouts COOKIE TIME!!!” from Employee V.R. Includes list of types available
Post #3 - “It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!” from Employee M.H. Includes list of types available
and the coup de grace [sp?]
Post #4 - “It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! - Read the Girl Scout Law” from Employee R.Y. Includes list of types available, and the following quote: “Today, there are over 300 Girl Scout councils in the United States. Every one of them sells Girl Scout Cookies as a way to raise funds and, at the same time, provide a valuable learning and developmental experience for girls. Not every Girl Scout sells cookies; participation is strictly voluntary and requires the consent of parents and guardians. However, most Girl Scouts do take part in the sale because they want to be part of the tradition and because it’s fun to sell Girl Scout Cookies.”
Okay, I get it. All of you have kids that are selling cookies. Every time I walk down the hall, I also SEE your order forms hanging outside of your cubes/offices.
So…if it’s so fun to sell the cookies and if it provides a valuable learning and developmental experiences…WHERE ARE YOUR STINKIN’ KIDS WALKING AROUND ASKING ME IF I WANT TO BUY SOME? What exactly are they learning by having mom & dad post the forms at work? [okay smartasses, I know, it teaches delegation, right?]
I confess. As a child, in addition to selling door to door, my mom DID take my form to work. I have no issue with that. Besides, as stated above, I LOVE the cookies, and am a sucker to buy them. But don’t try and make me think that your daughter is learning anything from this process. Feh.
And really. Do I need to have 4 different posts, all made on different days (so they had to see the post when they went to make their own), all with the list of cookie types? Had I done that on these message boards, I’d probably have a little note from a fellow member telling me that the topic had already been discussed “here” with a nice link to the thread.
Okay, okay. It’s probably just PMS. But it’s driving me crazy.
::off to find some chocolate - where are those damn Thin Mints when you need 'em::