Saturday, January 20, 2007

thin mints, tagalongs, or do-si-dos?

Girl Scout Cookie Sale officially began on Friday, and my doorbell rang promptly after school…

Madison had her spiel (spiel - n. A lengthy or extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade) all ready for me. I invited her in, but she appeared confused and looked to mom questioningly - it seems that the girls are instructed not to enter the homes of potential cookie buyers - but she was assured that those particular rules did not apply to Granma Susan's house!

She again looked confused when I asked the one question that I always pose to these little salespeople at the door - what is the money going for? But she quickly recovered and said that they were planning on discussing this at the next meeting.

She proceeded to exalt the praises of Girl Scout cookies, how delicious they are, how they freeze well. She even produced free samples of the new sugar-free ones for Granpa Buddy!

She made a good sale here, and is well on her way to her goal of 500 boxes. She then headed on up the road to the nearest neighbor - look out aunts and cousins here she comes - (remember all those doughnuts and popcorn and oranges we bought from your boys?)


Motherkitty said...

Oh, goody, here comes our tax lady. Her daughter is in Girl Scouts and we always buy far too many cookies from her. My, they are getting expensive, aren't they? $3.50 a box???

But, the price of the cookies is well worth it for the good it does. My daughter and I were involved in scouting for years and we have so many good memories to recall. In fact, I still have MY GS pins from when I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts and my favorite pictures are when we went to camp and campouts.

Your granddaughter is precious, and you are a gem for supporting her.

bluemountainmama said...

thin mints....all the way!!!

Janet C. said...

What a Q T.

Melissa said...

Well as of this morning she is at 185 boxes sold! She had order form in hand on the school bus this morning with a list of teachers to track down today. Only 315 boxes left to reach her goal.