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2014-05-14 05:32:56 PM
Great idea as long as it includes the Mormons and Jehovah Witness groups.
 
2014-05-14 06:10:15 PM
Permit and background check? Totally free I'm sure.
 
2014-05-14 06:36:42 PM
I didn't think the GS were allowed to sell door-to-door?
 
2014-05-14 06:38:11 PM
OFFS. Thanks Obama.
 
2014-05-14 06:38:24 PM
Are they made with real Girl Scouts?
 
2014-05-14 06:38:31 PM
First thing I thought of, subby:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-14 06:39:15 PM
i.imgur.com

/Who needs a permit?
 
2014-05-14 06:39:44 PM
To be fair, my death is far more likely to be connected to thin mints than a gun.
 
2014-05-14 06:40:15 PM
As an aside, I have a couple friends currently working on a grindhouse-style exploitation movie where the Girl Scouts are delivering drugs in cookie boxes and have to fight the rival-gang Boy Scouts to defend their turf.

So ... this sounds like life imitating art.
 
2014-05-14 06:41:04 PM
As someone who had to sell light bulbs and flower bulbs for the scouts, f*ck'em.
 
2014-05-14 06:41:07 PM
Cutiepie ???  Here comes HR !!
 
2014-05-14 06:42:25 PM

meat0918: I didn't think the GS were allowed to sell door-to-door?


Huh. I used to, back when I was a Brownie. Of course, this was just on my road to neighbors I knew. Which meant all of them. Well, back then, anyway.

/Not that many.
//Rural.
///Good exercise.
 
2014-05-14 06:46:45 PM
I should also be allowed to sell cookies without proper health inspections and or permits because I'm awesome and people like my cookies. I would make beer cookies.
 
2014-05-14 06:46:50 PM

meat0918: I didn't think the GS were allowed to sell door-to-door?


Is that true?  Back when I was a kid I remember my sisters going door to door.  And I did too with some Cub Scout stuff.

Right now I live in a neighborhood with quite literally zero kids.  We don't even get trick-or-treaters*.

*Actually in the 7 years I've been here we've gotten one trick-or-treater group of kids.  The three of them lucked out, since we have candy- I gave them each like 15 pieces of candy.
 
2014-05-14 06:47:14 PM
Well, they're always yada-yada-ing about teaching the girls about running a business and keeping track of things.  Sounds like good true-life experience; along with the situational contractors, magazine subscription scams and so forth, it'll teach a good lesson in obtaining permits and licenses and following the rules.  After all, their competition has to.
 
2014-05-14 06:49:46 PM
Funnily enough, the people complaining about how the Girl and Boy Scouts will be affected are most likely vaccuum cleaner, cable / satellite TV, and security system salesmen.

/it should be law that, just as you have the right to free speech, I have the right not to listen
//in other words, if I indicate that soliciting is not allowed on my property, ringing my doorbell to solicit should be treated just as seriously as impinging on somebody's right to free speech. Ditto sending junk mail of any kind to a person (customer or otherwise) who has indicated a desire not to receive junk mail, or phoning / faxing somebody who has joined a do not call list.
 
2014-05-14 06:54:58 PM

downstairs: meat0918: I didn't think the GS were allowed to sell door-to-door?

Is that true?  Back when I was a kid I remember my sisters going door to door.  And I did too with some Cub Scout stuff.

Right now I live in a neighborhood with quite literally zero kids.  We don't even get trick-or-treaters*.

*Actually in the 7 years I've been here we've gotten one trick-or-treater group of kids.  The three of them lucked out, since we have candy- I gave them each like 15 pieces of candy.


I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids and we don't get any trick-or-treaters either; I think the concept is dying.
 
2014-05-14 06:55:07 PM
They use all the money to make more cookies. It makes no sense.
 
2014-05-14 06:55:20 PM
Papers please.
 
2014-05-14 06:55:28 PM

oldernell: Great idea as long as it includes the Mormons and Jehovah Witness groups.


That's illegal. Courts say you can restrict commercial speech to some extent, but you're not allowed to stop god bothers from bothering you.

This is a stupid ordinance, and par for the course for Snellville (where everybody is somebody...stupid). It's not like the door-to-door crooks ripping off old ladies are going to bother to register. And they could easily put in an exception for charitable fund-raising, but they'd rather force every freakin' parent in town to have to get a peddler's license.
 
2014-05-14 06:56:40 PM
OK, I'm going to go ahead and say it.  Hate on me if it is your wish.
Girl Scout cookies are OK, but they aren't that good, and are overpriced.
 
2014-05-14 06:57:06 PM

FDR Jones: downstairs: meat0918: I didn't think the GS were allowed to sell door-to-door?

Is that true?  Back when I was a kid I remember my sisters going door to door.  And I did too with some Cub Scout stuff.

Right now I live in a neighborhood with quite literally zero kids.  We don't even get trick-or-treaters*.

*Actually in the 7 years I've been here we've gotten one trick-or-treater group of kids.  The three of them lucked out, since we have candy- I gave them each like 15 pieces of candy.

I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids and we don't get any trick-or-treaters either; I think the concept is dying.


It's becoming less popular with affluent white people. The black and Mexican kids in my neighborhood go nuts for it; I get 50-100 kids every year.
 
2014-05-14 07:06:31 PM
do they honestly think the scammers are going to apply for a permit?
 
2014-05-14 07:07:30 PM
"This is not to stop the Girl Scouts or the Boy Scouts," said Tricia Rawlings of Snellville's neighborhood alert program."
suuuuuure it isn't.
 
2014-05-14 07:07:36 PM
Simple...Have a special permit that a group could register for...so a school, girl scout troop, boy scout troop, church..etc. Could have a blanket permit for all it's members for free that covers their entire organization. Make the permit good for 10 years.
 
2014-05-14 07:08:13 PM

oldernell: Great idea as long as it includes the Mormons and Jehovah Witness groups.


That's why your sign shouldn't say "No Soliciting".

It should read "No Soliciting, no canvassing, no proselytizing, no exceptions."  Deity peddlers are usually respectful enough to not knock on the door if they see such things.
 
2014-05-14 07:09:13 PM

FDR Jones: I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids and we don't get any trick-or-treaters either; I think the concept is dying.


Do you give out Jolly Ranchers? Like one Jolly Rancher to each kid? I used to hate people that did that.
 
2014-05-14 07:09:26 PM
Girl Scouts mostly come door-to-door after hail storms or during the spring months to solicit...mostly.
 
2014-05-14 07:11:46 PM

CruiserTwelve: FDR Jones: I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids and we don't get any trick-or-treaters either; I think the concept is dying.

Do you give out Jolly Ranchers? Like one Jolly Rancher to each kid? I used to hate people that did that.


well it does take longer to eat one jolly rancher than it does to eat 25 candy bars. (at least if you don't want to choke on the jolly rancher)
 
2014-05-14 07:14:53 PM

CruiserTwelve: Do you give out Jolly Ranchers? Like one Jolly Rancher to each kid? I used to hate people that did that.


I make them a fresh ham sandwich with good quality bread, mustard, mayo, and pork. I can tell by the shock on their face they love it.
 
2014-05-14 07:15:28 PM

grimlock1972: do they honestly think the scammers are going to apply for a permit?


Probably not. The "Gypsys" or "Travelers" go to communities that have had recent storm damage and pretend to be legit contractors--then they either get a "deposit" to hold your place and offer to expedite for even more money up front; then they leave town.
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-02-08/news/os-traveling-sca m- artists-20130208_1_home-repairs-unlicensed-work-grand-theft
They'd probably just go to another town rather than deal with the hassle and risk of showing ID's and such at the police station.
 
2014-05-14 07:16:40 PM
Isn't it about time that we just bulldozed Gwinnett County and started over?

/no greater hive of derp and stupidity
//we must be cautious
 
2014-05-14 07:18:08 PM
They don't go door to door anymore.  They just set up shop at the entrance to every grocery store, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, Costco, and pharmacy in the city and accost everyone to buy their overpriced crap.
 
2014-05-14 07:22:18 PM

gweilo8888: Funnily enough, the people complaining about how the Girl and Boy Scouts will be affected are most likely vaccuum cleaner, cable / satellite TV, and security system salesmen.

/it should be law that, just as you have the right to free speech, I have the right not to listen
//in other words, if I indicate that soliciting is not allowed on my property, ringing my doorbell to solicit should be treated just as seriously as impinging on somebody's right to free speech. Ditto sending junk mail of any kind to a person (customer or otherwise) who has indicated a desire not to receive junk mail, or phoning / faxing somebody who has joined a do not call list.


I have a GED in Law and I agree.  Allow me to represent your case.
 
2014-05-14 07:25:21 PM
Ju$t throwing thi$ out there, but can $omeone give me better rea$on than thi$ for making Girl $cout$ get permit$?

I$ it for $afety?
 
2014-05-14 07:27:11 PM
Does the (local) government want a piece of the action, like the mob?  Or, is this more to do with the national Police State, and it's myriad of regulations, fines, etc.?
 
2014-05-14 07:29:09 PM

Rapmaster2000: I have a GED in Law and I agree.  Allow me to represent your case.


I was pumping gas at my local Citgo and got a hang nail from their faulty, negligent, risk to all of society gas pump. Will you represent me? I will pay 1 tootsie roll per hour. And, yes, super size that Big Mac combo (diet coke, of course.) Call me when those fries get crispy brown / the billion dollar check from Citgo comes in.
 
2014-05-14 07:38:41 PM
img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-05-14 07:40:14 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: They don't go door to door anymore.  They just set up shop at the entrance to every grocery store, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, Costco, and pharmacy in the city and accost everyone to buy their overpriced crap.


Makes more sense. Why go door to door, maximizing your effort, when you can set up shop near a heavily trafficked location and let your potential customers come to you?
 
2014-05-14 07:54:22 PM
FREEDOM!
 
2014-05-14 07:55:29 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Rapmaster2000: I have a GED in Law and I agree.  Allow me to represent your case.

I was pumping gas at my local Citgo and got a hang nail from their faulty, negligent, risk to all of society gas pump. Will you represent me? I will pay 1 tootsie roll per hour. And, yes, super size that Big Mac combo (diet coke, of course.) Call me when those fries get crispy brown / the billion dollar check from Citgo comes in.


Sorry, but I only do Constitutional Law.  You may recall me from Real America vs. The Kenyan Usurper where I conclusively proved in the Court of Free Republic that Obozo has usurped the Constitution and should be impeached for High Crimes of Lawlessness.  All of America cheered and threw Obongolongo into a truck filled with Cliven Bundy's manure and I served everyone Shamrock Shakes.
 
2014-05-14 07:56:37 PM

CruiserTwelve: FDR Jones: I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids and we don't get any trick-or-treaters either; I think the concept is dying.

Do you give out Jolly Ranchers? Like one Jolly Rancher to each kid? I used to hate people that did that.


Y'all are no fun at all! Our neighborhood gave up on getting out of the Halloween trick or treat thing and the truck loads of kids from everywhere else hitting us up. Figure if you can't beat 'em (parents hate that as it turns out) join 'em. Every house sets up a designated candy thrower with a flash light at the curb. A few have fog machines now & a couple have grandfathers we dress up & are allowed to shriek horrible things at passersby freely. A few others BBQ & provide booze for those tossing candy. 9pm we shut it down & the cops do a few drive bys until 11pm. Think I gave out 19 big bags of candy last year. No HOA here....thankfully. And Girlscout cookies are welcomed. Boyscouts sell cases of Dr. Pepper or Diet Coke for some reason.
 
2014-05-14 07:58:21 PM

Old Man Winter: Girl Scouts mostly come door-to-door after hail storms or during the spring months to solicit...mostly.


I don't understand the hail storm thing.
 
2014-05-14 08:03:47 PM
Russ1642:  I don't understand the hail storm thing.

Well, it's little chunks of ice that fall from the sky. But that's not important right now.
 
2014-05-14 08:18:42 PM
I'm sorry, but you have to be some kind of dumbass to give a door-to-door solicitor of ANY kind, legit or not, your social security number, credit card number, or bank information.

If you are in a town hit by a storm, and you need a contractor to make an estimate on work to be done, you don't say YES to the guy who knocks on your door out of the blue-- You CALL one, set up an appointment time, and deal ONLY with that guy.

My mom is smart enough to call or text me when something happens that seems fishy. She doesn't just trust every jerk who makes promises, either in person or online. She's in her 80s. If she can manage to not be screwed over, I don't know why other elderly people are so damn dumb.
 
2014-05-14 08:20:09 PM
Ehhh, the family government needs their piece of the action other wise some'n bad will happen to you or business.
 
2014-05-14 08:23:08 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: They don't go door to door anymore.  They just set up shop at the entrance to every grocery store, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, Costco, and pharmacy in the city and accost everyone to buy their overpriced crap.


I was going to say this. It's actually pretty annoying... Some stores, you can't enter without being accosted. I mean, ALL the time. When the Girl Scout goes away, the Boy Scouts show up, and when they're gone, some other charity or huckster props up a table in front of the store. It's ALWAYS covered by someone with something to sell.

Look... I know Girl Scouts are a good cause and all, but if I'm at the grocery store a mere 70 yards away from the Grasshopper cookies priced at $1.99 per package, then I'm going to balk at paying $5 for a smaller box of Thin Mints, which are exactly the same thing.

If you show up at my door with cookies, and I'm hungry, then I'm NOWHERE NEAR a cookie aisle and may take you up on the offer just because of convenience. But you can't charge me that convenience fee (the doubled price) if it's not convenient. At the grocery store, it's NOT convenient. It's in my way.
 
2014-05-14 08:29:39 PM

Rapmaster2000: WhoopAssWayne: Rapmaster2000: I have a GED in Law and I agree.  Allow me to represent your case.

I was pumping gas at my local Citgo and got a hang nail from their faulty, negligent, risk to all of society gas pump. Will you represent me? I will pay 1 tootsie roll per hour. And, yes, super size that Big Mac combo (diet coke, of course.) Call me when those fries get crispy brown / the billion dollar check from Citgo comes in.

Sorry, but I only do Constitutional Law.  You may recall me from Real America vs. The Kenyan Usurper where I conclusively proved in the Court of Free Republic that Obozo has usurped the Constitution and should be impeached for High Crimes of Lawlessness.  All of America cheered and threw Obongolongo into a truck filled with Cliven Bundy's manure and I served everyone Shamrock Shakes.


Your newletter, sign me up!
 
2014-05-14 08:33:16 PM

The Book Was Better: Rapmaster2000: WhoopAssWayne: Rapmaster2000: I have a GED in Law and I agree.  Allow me to represent your case.

I was pumping gas at my local Citgo and got a hang nail from their faulty, negligent, risk to all of society gas pump. Will you represent me? I will pay 1 tootsie roll per hour. And, yes, super size that Big Mac combo (diet coke, of course.) Call me when those fries get crispy brown / the billion dollar check from Citgo comes in.

Sorry, but I only do Constitutional Law.  You may recall me from Real America vs. The Kenyan Usurper where I conclusively proved in the Court of Free Republic that Obozo has usurped the Constitution and should be impeached for High Crimes of Lawlessness.  All of America cheered and threw Obongolongo into a truck filled with Cliven Bundy's manure and I served everyone Shamrock Shakes.

Your newletter, sign me up!


Ack newsletter! Been misspelling stuff all day.
You know the troops only get about $0.45 per box. It's a horrible fundraiser.
 
2014-05-14 08:37:11 PM
But what if it is just a wafer thin mint?
 
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