It’s that time of year again. Could be one of the best times of year after Christmas, Summer Vacation (for kids), Back To School (for parents), and Spring Break (for College Students). Yup, it’s Girl Scout Cookie Time. L. Marie, states in her blog, Literary Marie’s Blogmoir, that there are actually five seasons – Winter, Girl Scout Cookies, Spring, Summer, and Fall. I’d have to agree with her.
When I spotted the order sheet hanging on my coworker’s cubicle last month, I got excited. It’s cookie time! Yay! I didn’t have to go stalking my neighborhood grocery store for the cookie booth – I can just place an advance order and await my little pieces of sugary bliss. Visions of shortbread began to dance in my head…Without hesitation, I placed my order.
So, imagine my enthusiasm when I received my order a few days ago. Of course, I got a few of your classics – Samoas & Trefoils. I also decided to get a new cookie (at least it was new to me). Eager to try that one first, I tear into the box and…my enthusiasm fades. Just one sleeve of cookies. Are you effin’ kidding me? I count them. 14 small cookies in one plastic sleeve. I paid $3.50 for 14 cookies? Seriously? There was more box than cookies…you couldn’t have squeezed in a few more?
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that you’re a fundraiser. I was once one of the little girls in a brown or green uniform (sash, badges, beret, socks, and all) soliciting sales of your awesome confections of limited-time only goodness. My parents were also enablers, taking order forms to their jobs and soon filling our living room with cases and cases of some of your best treats – Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints, etc. So, I get it. You’re just as much a part of the organization as the beanie and Daisy Gordon Low.
But still, 14 cookies for 3.50? I can’t help but feel like you cheated me. But, oh well, you represent a great organization, so I will just have to take one for the team. So, I rip open my one sleeve of 14 cookies and eat one. Man, it was good. Really good. Sooo good. Okay, I guess all is forgiven. What you lack in quantity you make up for in quality. Girl Scout Cookies, I ♥ you!
P.S. Thanks to my followers for your feedback on the character-building exercise post. I was tasked with describing the interior of a car from the viewpoint of a man getting into his wife’s car. The car in question is a VW Beetle…I don’t own one, but I think they’re pretty cool little cars. 🙂