Girl Scout cookies

MRfStop

Professional
#1
Last year my best friend proposed to his girlfriend, who I'd never met at the time. She of course said yes, and he's then asked me to be the best man. I of course agreed as he was the best man at my wedding. I've known this guy for almost 15 years and we were actually roommates in college. He's been like a brother to me so I'm very happy he's met the love of his life.

I finally had a chance to meet his fiancé and something just seemed off. She wasn't exactly friendly, but wasn't really a ***** either. She was just kind of indifferent toward me and my wife. I brushed this off as wedding stress and we went out to dinner. At dinner she treated our server like a slave. Instead of asking for another glass of wine she'd just hold it out in front of her and say, "why is this empty?" in a really condescending tone. I thought it was a joke at first but she did this every single time. Even for her water.

After dinner we went to a concert. Things were going well until I noticed she'd been gone for a little while. I went to the bar to get a couple of beers and noticed her leaning against the wall talking with some random guy. She was smiling and judging solely off her body language, touching his arm, playing with her hair, etc..., it looked to me like she was definitely flirting with him. I found my wife and told her what I saw. She told me I was reading too much into it and she probably just ran into someone she knew.

While waiting for the headliner, the girls went to the bathroom. My buddy and I are talking sports and such and he mentions how excited he is for the wedding. Part of me wanted to bring up her behavior, but I just couldn't crush him like that. The girls come back and the wife says she wants to show me something. She tells me that my buddy's fiancé told her she ran into her ex and thinks she might still have feelings for him. At this point, I'm ready to blow the cover off the whole thing. But I figure it's not the best place so I'm going to have to wait until after the show.

The show ends, and we head out to get in our cars. Parking was expensive and my friend's fiancé said they didn't have enough cash to cover it. I ask how much they're short. She says, about tree fiddy. Well it was about that time that I noticed she was about eight stories tall and was a crustacean from the Paleozoic era. The Loch Ness Monster. I said dammit monster, I ain't giving you no damn tree fiddy!
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#5
I won't buy their cookies because it promotes too domestic and traditional a view of women baking in the kitchen. If they want to sell cordless drills, I'll take one or two.
Yeah I also don't buy their cookies because of several reasons, but mainly because I don't like to be harassed and I don't think girls should be approaching strangers to sell stuff. But you have pointed out a new reason. I did not view it that way so far but you are right that is probably the origin of the cookies.
 
#6
Yeah I also don't buy their cookies because of several reasons, but mainly because I don't like to be harassed and I don't think girls should be approaching strangers to sell stuff. But you have pointed out a new reason. I did not view it that way so far but you are right that is probably the origin of the cookies.
Boy, you must have been accosted by some pretty aggressive, tenacious & brutish girls scouts. Did they tackle or verbally harass you? This is, at least, the 2nd time you've harped on this. Did you ever purchase the dark glasses and earphones that I suggested previously so the you can avoid their evil eye contact and ignore their aggressive, hardcore sales tactics?
 
#7
OP must be taking a writing class in college. Well done. "tree fiddy"....gold. :-D

On Girl Scout Cookies....once they took out the transfat (no offense), they lost 25% of their flavor. Nothing special now.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#8
Boy, you must have been accosted by some pretty aggressive, tenacious & brutish girls scouts. Did they tackle or verbally harass you? This is, at least, the 2nd time you've harped on this. Did you ever purchase the dark glasses and earphones that I suggested previously so the you can avoid their evil eye contact and ignore their aggressive, hardcore sales tactics?
They are waiting for me outside the grocery store and near my mailbox and in HOA meetings. It is not the girls but their parents who are aggressive.

My wife was forced to buy 4 boxes which we have not touched as we don't want to increase our calorie intake.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#10
I have been against such stuff from childhood. When I was a kid, another kid showed up asking for a committed donation on completion of a race to raise some funds for his private religious school's gym or something. My father promised an amount. He came back after a week with a bill for 50 times that amount. It turned out that the donation was per lap he ran. My father was a salaried employee and could not afford it but he paid it out to save face. Since then I hate these parents forcing kids to raise money for essentially private activities they could do well without. After that, we heard of several cases where angry parents refused to pay and the kid's parents ended up making a fictitious list of donors and paying all the money themselves.
 
#12
The show ends, and we head out to get in our cars. Parking was expensive and my friend's fiancé said they didn't have enough cash to cover it. I ask how much they're short. She says, about tree fiddy. Well it was about that time that I noticed she was about eight stories tall and was a crustacean from the Paleozoic era. The Loch Ness Monster. I said dammit monster, I ain't giving you no damn tree fiddy!
Why not give them tree fiddy? That's not much money.

So how did the wedding turn out?
 

max

Hall of Fame
#13
I won't buy their cookies because it promotes too domestic and traditional a view of women baking in the kitchen. If they want to sell cordless drills, I'll take one or two.
LOVE domesticated women and femininity. Who wants to be dating boys?
 

max

Hall of Fame
#14
Damn the Little Leaguers and their candy, too! And the YMCA and the horrible United Way scam----think of the crazy sex abuse at United Way! Just a pot boiling to explode.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#16
Damn the Little Leaguers and their candy, too! And the YMCA and the horrible United Way scam----think of the crazy sex abuse at United Way! Just a pot boiling to explode.
Luckily they have not bothered me

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max

Hall of Fame
#17
Luckily they have not bothered me

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What is REALLY onerous is all the social pressure to contribute to the United Way. And it's expensive. . . box of cookies is chump change in comparison. Plus you get to eat'em.
 

max

Hall of Fame
#19
I gotta say, back when I was in Little League, my brother and I would sell boxes of candy, at not too bad a price, and spend a few hours raising the bucks going door to door.

NOW, in my town, it's all begging. . . the Little League kids literally stand outside the stores with a can in hand. . . begging.

Not at all a good example. Much better to get some sales experience.

It's nuts. Middle class kids begging.
 
#20
They are waiting for me outside the grocery store and near my mailbox and in HOA meetings. It is not the girls but their parents who are aggressive.

My wife was forced to buy 4 boxes which we have not touched as we don't want to increase our calorie intake.
Forced? Intimidated? Threat of physical harm? Jedi mind trick?
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#23
I gotta say, back when I was in Little League, my brother and I would sell boxes of candy, at not too bad a price, and spend a few hours raising the bucks going door to door.

NOW, in my town, it's all begging. . . the Little League kids literally stand outside the stores with a can in hand. . . begging.

Not at all a good example. Much better to get some sales experience.

It's nuts. Middle class kids begging.
No hand car washes?
 
#26
I have been against such stuff from childhood. When I was a kid, another kid showed up asking for a committed donation on completion of a race to raise some funds for his private religious school's gym or something. My father promised an amount. He came back after a week with a bill for 50 times that amount. It turned out that the donation was per lap he ran. My father was a salaried employee and could not afford it but he paid it out to save face. Since then I hate these parents forcing kids to raise money for essentially private activities they could do well without. After that, we heard of several cases where angry parents refused to pay and the kid's parents ended up making a fictitious list of donors and paying all the money themselves.
Guess you are lucky that you weren't around suburban US in the 1950s thru 70s. Lots of door-to-door sales-ppl selling vacuum cleaners, Fuller brushes, encyclopedias, Mary Kay cosmetics, miracle cleaners, etc.. And a lot of JWs and other religious types selling or promoting their religion. Also, United Way, UNICEF or whoever coming around for donations for the less fortunate. Girl Scouts selling cookies a couple weeks out of the year is nothing compared to all that. Welcome to US-American culture.
 
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Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#27
Guess you are lucky that you weren't around suburban US in the 1950s thru 70s. Lots of door-to-door sales-ppl selling vacuum cleaners, Fuller brushes, encyclopedias, Mary Kay cosmetics, miracle cleaners, etc.. And a lot of JWs and other religious types selling or promoting their religion. Also, United Way, UNICEF or whoever coming around for donations for the less fortunate. Girl Scouts selling cooking a couple weeks out of the year is nothing compared to all that. Welcome to US-American culture.
Recall in HS bought a case of Nu vinyl vinyl top restorer. Sold that case in a couple hrs. Door-to-door or rather vinyl top to vinyl top. Diamond in the back days long gone.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#28
You know, that's not a bad idea at all. I think I was with some group or other once that did this. Kind of fun, and made some bucks for the group. CAN NOT recall the group, though. some time back.

I DO patronize the high school cheerleaders when they do car washes. Just damn goofy.
Put 'em on the glass?
 

max

Hall of Fame
#29
ONe thing I did when I was 8 and 9 was to be a little neighborhood entrepreneur. During Christmastime, there was a printing company that made Christmas cards. I'd get their sample book and order forms and go around selling boxes of Christmas cards! VERY good educational experience and I got a bit good at it. I think I really benefitted from the experience. And they were very nice cards: the people's names would be printed on the inside.

This was all LONG before the advent of computer printing. Spiffy cards.
 
#34
They are so overrated. The $1 cookies at Walmart are better.

The downside is that you have to go inside Walmart to get them. Ugh! Actually, I don't mind the Walmart Neighborhood Markets so much. The produce is often substandard but otherwise, not too bad. Love their refrigerated (not frozen) Marketside pizzas. $5 for a medium Supreme or Combo.

But absolutely hate the Walmart superstores. Too many rude or unfriendly customers & Walmart employees there.
 
#36
The downside is that you have to go inside Walmart to get them. Ugh! Actually, I don't mind the Walmart Neighborhood Markets so much. The produce is often substandard but otherwise, not too bad. Love their refrigerated (not frozen) Marketside pizzas. $5 for a medium Supreme or Combo.

But absolutely hate the Walmart superstores. Too many rude or unfriendly customers & Walmart employees there.
Yaaas the $5 Phillycheesesteak pizza I strongly endorse :) love the neighborhood markets, never a line.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
#38
The downside is that you have to go inside Walmart to get them. Ugh! Actually, I don't mind the Walmart Neighborhood Markets so much. The produce is often substandard but otherwise, not too bad. Love their refrigerated (not frozen) Marketside pizzas. $5 for a medium Supreme or Combo.

But absolutely hate the Walmart superstores. Too many rude or unfriendly customers & Walmart employees there.
And they are all packin' heat
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#40
I gotta say, back when I was in Little League, my brother and I would sell boxes of candy, at not too bad a price, and spend a few hours raising the bucks going door to door.

NOW, in my town, it's all begging. . . the Little League kids literally stand outside the stores with a can in hand. . . begging.

Not at all a good example. Much better to get some sales experience.

It's nuts. Middle class kids begging.
It is not safe for kids to go from door to door these days due to the proliferation of guns.
 
#41
Last year my best friend proposed to his girlfriend, who I'd never met at the time. She of course said yes, and he's then asked me to be the best man. I of course agreed as he was the best man at my wedding. I've known this guy for almost 15 years and we were actually roommates in college. He's been like a brother to me so I'm very happy he's met the love of his life.

I finally had a chance to meet his fiancé and something just seemed off. She wasn't exactly friendly, but wasn't really a ***** either. She was just kind of indifferent toward me and my wife. I brushed this off as wedding stress and we went out to dinner. At dinner she treated our server like a slave. Instead of asking for another glass of wine she'd just hold it out in front of her and say, "why is this empty?" in a really condescending tone. I thought it was a joke at first but she did this every single time. Even for her water.

After dinner we went to a concert. Things were going well until I noticed she'd been gone for a little while. I went to the bar to get a couple of beers and noticed her leaning against the wall talking with some random guy. She was smiling and judging solely off her body language, touching his arm, playing with her hair, etc..., it looked to me like she was definitely flirting with him. I found my wife and told her what I saw. She told me I was reading too much into it and she probably just ran into someone she knew.

While waiting for the headliner, the girls went to the bathroom. My buddy and I are talking sports and such and he mentions how excited he is for the wedding. Part of me wanted to bring up her behavior, but I just couldn't crush him like that. The girls come back and the wife says she wants to show me something. She tells me that my buddy's fiancé told her she ran into her ex and thinks she might still have feelings for him. At this point, I'm ready to blow the cover off the whole thing. But I figure it's not the best place so I'm going to have to wait until after the show.

The show ends, and we head out to get in our cars. Parking was expensive and my friend's fiancé said they didn't have enough cash to cover it. I ask how much they're short. She says, about tree fiddy. Well it was about that time that I noticed she was about eight stories tall and was a crustacean from the Paleozoic era. The Loch Ness Monster. I said dammit monster, I ain't giving you no damn tree fiddy!
This is lamer than those French Prince of Bellair threads from like 10-15 years ago....
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#42
ONe thing I did when I was 8 and 9 was to be a little neighborhood entrepreneur. During Christmastime, there was a printing company that made Christmas cards. I'd get their sample book and order forms and go around selling boxes of Christmas cards! VERY good educational experience and I got a bit good at it. I think I really benefitted from the experience. And they were very nice cards: the people's names would be printed on the inside.

This was all LONG before the advent of computer printing. Spiffy cards.
All that experience is not valuable anymore. Times have changed. Kids are acquiring real skills like STEM in summer camps which will help them in their career. Employers are less and less likely to give any importance to part-time burger shop work as a measure of "character" or something like that.
 

jhick

Professional
#43
It is not safe for kids to go from door to door these days due to the proliferation of guns.
Yeah you gotta watch out those loaded guns as they tend to go off randomly. Especially the ones that are locked in safes. Those you really have to watch out for.
 

max

Hall of Fame
#44
All that experience is not valuable anymore. Times have changed. Kids are acquiring real skills like STEM in summer camps which will help them in their career. Employers are less and less likely to give any importance to part-time burger shop work as a measure of "character" or something like that.
I'm not sure what you mean since I've found it very true that in almost all work situations it is important to sell yourself and your ideas.

And here where I live, certainly employers want employees with good character.
 

jhick

Professional
#46
All that experience is not valuable anymore. Times have changed. Kids are acquiring real skills like STEM in summer camps which will help them in their career. Employers are less and less likely to give any importance to part-time burger shop work as a measure of "character" or something like that.
Correct. Employers will overlook things like theft, backstabbing, lying, harassment, etc....
As Napoleon Dynamite once stated, you just gotta have skills. Nunchucks might be a good place to start.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#47
Do you know any gun owners?

the comments you make seem to me to show you want to rattle the cage a bit.
It is stupid to send out your children from home to home today when you don't know which maniac will shoot them for trespassing and defend himself saying that the kids looked like a gang was marching up the driveway.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#48
Correct. Employers will overlook things like theft, backstabbing, lying, harassment, etc....
As Napoleon Dynamite once stated, you just gotta have skills. Nunchucks might be a good place to start.
These days employers perform background checks. Some even check on social media. Beyond that, they are not the judge of character. I am assuming you are trying to be sarcastic, but gaining an actual skill which will help the employer is more valuable than vague cashier jobs. The days of summer jobs being considered as signs of dedication and leadership are going away and are correctly perceived as repetitive jobs which give he illusion of hard work without actually being difficult. Meanwhile the smart kids are making robots to replace the kids at the burger shop.
 

jhick

Professional
#49
It is stupid to send out your children from home to home today when you don't know which maniac will shoot them for trespassing and defend himself saying that the kids looked like a gang was marching up the driveway.
If they only would have acquired those STEM skills or come for their guns, the world would be so much safer in Sureshs fantasy utopian world.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#50
If they only would have acquired those STEM skills or come for their guns, the world would be so much safer in Sureshs fantasy utopian world.
I wonder which parents feel very relaxed after knowing that these many rules have to be followed. This almost looks like a police manual.

  1. Girls should wear Girl Scout identification--their pin with their uniform, sash, or T-shirt.
  2. Girls must sell with a buddy.
  3. Girls should be familiar with the neighborhoods in which they sell. Use safe pedestrian practices.
  4. An adult must accompany a Brownie or Junior Girl Scout when girls are taking
    orders and selling cookies. Girls 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult when selling door to door. Daisy Girl Scouts do not sell cookies.
  5. Girls should sell only during daylight hours.
  6. Girls should never enter a customer's home unless accompanied by an adult.
  7. Two adults must be present, at all times, when Girl Scouts operate a booth in a
    store, mall, or other public place.
  8. Girls should never give out their names, addresses, or telephone numbers to customers. Only the group leader's telephone number or other adult's telephone number is given out to customers.
  9. Always have a plan for safeguarding money collected. Money may be given to the accompanying or supervising adults so girls are not walking around with large amounts of cash.
 
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