I was a Girl Scout. I was a Girl Scout long after it was cool, from kindergarten all the way until senior year in high school. I loved camping, I loved the girls in our group, but most of all I loved selling Girl Scout cookies. In fact, even though I hate talking to strangers (says the girl with a blog, but it's totally true) I had no problem accosting them as they tried to leave the grocery store and asking them to buy cookies. As we got older, our sales tactics became a little more advanced- We would eye grocery carts and recommend types that go great with beer, soda, salad... and once- Mike's Hard Lemonade. We would tell guys how great they went with Super Bowl parties. It was serious.
I loved selling cookies so much, that I basically cannot turn them down when they ask me as I'm hurrying into or out of the grocery store. The only time I have ever paid for groceries with my debit card, it was just to get $20 cash back so I could buy Girl Scout cookies. I don't even eat them, all the time. I just buy them.There are some from last year still in my freezer, but I still bought more this year.
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My favorite cookie of all time was the lemon Chalet Creme (vanilla cookie with lemon creme), long since discontinued. No other lemon cookie has come close, even though I buy the new lemon cookie every year. This year's Savannah Smiles were particularly disappointing. These days I guess the Tagalongs (I will never call them Peanut Butter Patties) are my first choice.
Source. So now you know about me: Lemon cookies and Tagalongs mean I'm an old grandma (true) having a sordid affair (false) and pretending to be a movie star beaver (? you decide...). What about you? What does your favorite cookie say about you? Were you a Girl Scout? Do you have a pathological need to buy Girl Scout cookies even if you won't eat them? Please say I'm not alone...