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(NPR)   Institute for The Eradication of Every Last Bit of Pleasure From Life Until You Beg For The Sweet Release of Death calls for Girl Scouts to stop selling cookies   (npr.org) divider line 19
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2014-04-02 08:57:18 AM  
5 votes:
Oh fark off. Cookies and a healthy diet are not mutually exclusive. If you can't keep your gaping pie hole shut that's your fault.

/ I am however tired of parents selling the cookies
2014-04-02 10:03:58 AM  
2 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: /on the other hand, if it wasn't for parents selling them at work, i'd never buy any at all


I have a daughter selling them annually now. My rule is that I will buy cookies from any Girl Scout I see selling them. No girl, no sale. Next door neighbor in the same troop? Yep, even if she mistakenly stops by twice. Girls at the store, yep. Parents at work, not once.
2014-04-02 08:59:41 AM  
2 votes:

CruJones: Oh fark off. Cookies and a healthy diet are not mutually exclusive. If you can't keep your gaping pie hole shut that's your fault.

/ I am however tired of parents selling the cookies


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/on the other hand, if it wasn't for parents selling them at work, i'd never buy any at all
2014-04-02 04:14:02 AM  
2 votes:
keebler grasshoppers.

just as nice at half the price, and you don't have to deal with annoying little girls harassing you when you go into the grocery store.
2014-04-02 12:21:30 PM  
1 votes:
Good. Stop with donating to the corporations and start donating to the troops directly.
2014-04-02 12:06:34 PM  
1 votes:

Bunkyb123: My only problem with making kids sell things is that I have often experienced young children I don't know knocking on my door without supervision to sell things for school or scouting, and I've often seen children under 15 in front of stores by themselves selling GS cookies, chocolate bars, etc. Very dangerous practice and it is not safe for them.


What are you planning on doing to them?
2014-04-02 11:19:37 AM  
1 votes:

the801: keebler grasshoppers.

just as nice at half the price, and you don't have to deal with annoying little girls harassing you when you go into the grocery store.


As I recall, Keebler is the company that actually makes Girl Scout cookies (or one of them, at least). So Grasshoppers may actually be identical to Thin Mints.
2014-04-02 11:07:00 AM  
1 votes:
/gets up on her Girl Scout soapbox:
- Keebler is one of the official bakers for Girl Scout cookies; however, there are a few "slight" formulation changes in the ones on the shelves in the store versus what the GSUSA and Councils sell, so when you savor that Grasshopper, you are savoring a Thin Mint (more or less).

- There are TWO bakeries for Girl Scout cookies in the US -- ABC and Little Brownies; there are some standard cookies and then there are variations (e.g. Thin Mints / Tagalongs versus Thank U Berry Munch and Thanks A Lot)

- The purpose of the sale is to focus on running a small business (where traditionally in many industries, the profit margin is small -- for example, my 8th graders made 70 cents on a 4 dollar box of cookies -- in some industries, that's not a small profit, but it's not 100% - you have to pay the baker, the packagers, the shippers, the marketers, etc. -- this is a great learning experience) not the cookies - it teaches Product Knowledge, Customer Service, Money Management, Budgeting, Safety, etc. The cookies are vehicle (it could be replaced with anything easily)

- Girl Scouts gives opportunities to many girls who otherwise, wouldn't be able to go places or do things and tries to prepare them for life after school - it opens up Scholarship opportunities to them for Leadership; if they opt for the Military and earn the highest award, they can one rank higher (like the Eagle)

- The Eagle and the Gold award are NOT the same or achieved in the same way

- I focus on what my girls want to do and ensure they understand what a trip will cost and how to close that gap through the two product sales that Girl Scouts have with other solutions (that's the point)

- Lemon Oroes are VERY similar to the Lemon Cremes that were sold two years ago

- Everything in moderation, right? It's not the troops fault if you can't be moderate.

- /defensively / When my Troops sell, we actually suggest donations to the Troops overseas or freezing extras. If folks say no, we are respectful and thank them for their time. We try to be LOW pressure - we know that financially, not everyone can afford, that there are folks that, for health reasons, cannot have. / defensively /

- IRS rules dictate what we cannot do for sales, so sadly until GSUSA replaces cookies with widgets, we are limited in our fund raiser options.

- Please contact GSUSA (not individual Council's) if you have a product idea better than cookies that will generate equal or better profits for troops, be as widely accepted, turnkey sales and appropriate for girls 5-19.

:)
/steps down and resumes camp prep for her meeting tonight
2014-04-02 10:34:04 AM  
1 votes:
First they came for the thin mints, and I stopped the purge right then and there because I will seriously fark up anyone who tries to take those delicious cookies away from me.
2014-04-02 09:43:44 AM  
1 votes:

laughin: Banacek: Anyone know where I can get those lemon cookies the Girl Scouts used to sell? They haven't sold them in like two years. For some reason they are like crack for me (not a big chocolate person). Thanks!

The Lemonades? Those are awesome. Now you have to wait until next year.

I was thinking of buying a bunch of Thin Mints and then reselling them about six months from now for about $8 a box. Profit.


They don't sell them where I live for some reason. God they are good. You can have your Thin Mints, just give me my Lemonades.
2014-04-02 09:33:48 AM  
1 votes:
"But a few brave voices argue it's no longer all that delightful to see little girls peddling packaged cookies, or to buy them in the name of supporting the community."

Brave? I don't think you know the meaning of the word. Now FOAD!
2014-04-02 09:16:46 AM  
1 votes:
The sentiment was echoed by Diane Hartman, a writer and editor in Denver, who penned an indignant op-ed in theDenver Post, "Why are we letting Girl Scouts sell these fattening cookies?"

Uh, letting them? The last time I checked, private organizations didn't need your permission to sell a legal product. If you are opposed to them, don't buy them. You don't get to ram your self-righteous indignation down everyone else's throats because you're a fatty who doesn't have the self control to resist the Caramel Delites.
2014-04-02 09:15:17 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe more people should join my organization - The Society For Telling People To Go Fark Themselves
2014-04-02 09:12:49 AM  
1 votes:
For this one we really can say, "Thanks Obama", Michelle Obama that is.
2014-04-02 09:11:07 AM  
1 votes:
Does biatching ,whining and moaning like a simple minded NPR individual who has there head up someone elses arse make the world a better place , or just more pathetically miserable ?
2014-04-02 09:09:58 AM  
1 votes:
What's the big fuss?  A few cookies now and then aren't going to hurt anybody.  They only sell them for one period a year.  And it's not like you're going to eat too many  - they come in the convenient single-serving containers to prevent over--indulgence.
2014-04-02 09:06:15 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-02 08:54:27 AM  
1 votes:

the801: keebler grasshoppers.

just as nice at half the price, and you don't have to deal with annoying little girls harassing you when you go into the grocery store.


DON'T YOU DARE TALK ILL ABOUT MY THIN MINTS
2014-04-02 05:40:55 AM  
1 votes:
It's a pretty bold move to blast Girl Scout cookies

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