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midwife
02-17-2007, 07:45 PM
Girl Scout Cookies are here. Sigh. Should have just donated cash. But, the rest of the family (none of whom have a weight problem) enjoy them so I will dole them out in lunches and just say no for myself.

None. If I choose to eat one or so I will come and post it here. It is not the end of the world if I do have one, but by posting it here, I will allow peer pressure to keep consumption at a minimum.

Thanks....


Beach Patrol
02-17-2007, 07:54 PM
There were not one, not two, but THREE people at my office selling their kids' GSC this year. I said no to all three of them. I just told them that I was on a DOCTOR PRESCRIBED DIET (not a lie! - as my doctor did tell me that I should lose a few pounds!) and when they hear ''doctor'' - they don't get all wishy-washy on me about "supporting the kids/you can give the cookies away, blahblahblah."

JUST SAY NO really is good advice sometimes! :D

alinnell
02-17-2007, 08:37 PM
Yeah, DD called me from school, not to ASK if she could buy some, but LET ME KNOW that she bought some......they aren't here yet, though (thankfully). I don't even know what kinds she ordered. I'm sure DD will expect me to pay for them. As long as she doesn't expect me to eat them!


midwife
02-17-2007, 09:27 PM
My main problem is that my younger daughter is a girl scout, so we are kind of caught up in the culture of it as the moment. She sold over 280 boxes. Maybe we need to start selling string cheese or something.

As with many things, it is nice to know I am not the only one!!!

EZMONEY
02-17-2007, 10:16 PM
My main problem is that my younger daughter is a girl scout, so we are kind of caught up in the culture of it as the moment. She sold over 280 boxes. Maybe we need to start selling string cheese or something.

As with many things, it is nice to know I am not the only one!!!

That will NEVER happen ~ those cookies are the biggest monopoly known to mankind! I am not down on Girl Scouts, my daughter was one and I was the only dad that did the merit badges, camping etc. But the girls are not allowed to raise money any other way! And talk about the profit for the corporation (did you ever see 60 Minutes on this?).

Now Boy Scouts is different...any money raised stays in your troop. One night my son's troop raised over $600 for auctioning off cakes, at our church, that the dads and boys had made...this was matched by an insurance company giving us $1,200.00 for the year on one easy auction! My daughter's troops never saw anything close to that in the entire 6 years TOTAL of selling thousands of cookies at a very HIGH PRICE! And now OPERATION THIN MINT...hummmmm:nono: It's good for the boys and girls in our service...but I just bet Girl Scouts corporation doesn't lose a dime on it or make any kind of donation!! Could be wrong and I am sure to make people mad :mad: But just try to raise money for your troop of girls without selling cookies...not gonna happen.

RememberHowToSmile
02-17-2007, 10:34 PM
Thus far I've managed to avoid buying any. I actual don't know anyone who is selling them. I try not to eat sugar so normally when I get peer pressure into buying things (like from school bake sales) I can use that as an excuse and people don't bother me. But I have to say after years of selling cookies if I saw someone selling them I would probable buy them and just give them to my sisters or mail them to my dad. They would enjoy them more then I would anyways.

ennay
02-17-2007, 10:38 PM
you are so right Gary, I actually remember as a Brownie, seeing how much our troop got per box and being p'od. I think thats the last year I was a scout.

But I love the thin mints

Cheryl14
02-17-2007, 10:43 PM
Ohhhhhhh! THIN MINTS!!!!! Those suckers were responsible for my weight loss STALL back in 2003! I had lost 25 lbs. and felt pretty darn good about myself. Then came the THIN MINT cookies! I KNOW that they package them in cellophane that purposely tears easily. That way, you keep eating them until you reach a place where the cellophane is long enough to be twisted until the NEXT snack attack happens! Before you know it, you have eaten half the package! Oh heck! Why not just FINISH THE WHOLE package?!!! I can be MUCH neater that way and the family may not realize how many I have actually eaten! (You all KNOW what I mean, right?!!)

Well, by the Grace of God no little Girl Scout found me this year! SO FAR I am free from the clutches of the THIN MINTS!

Do you know that some skinny girl once said to me, "They freeze SO WELL!" I could just imagine her having a whole box last for a year in her freezer! I could see her taking ONE THIN MINT COOKIE out each day and enjoying it all by its lonesome. Ahhhhhh!

OK...I'm done!

Cheryl

EZMONEY
02-17-2007, 10:45 PM
Oh ~ but back to my RANT ~ I still do buy and have already purchased boxes from girls at our church...and I am a sucker when they sit outside the stores selling too. It isn't the girls faults!

hefty1
02-17-2007, 10:55 PM
tell you are diebetic and can't have the cookies
glen

shelby897
02-17-2007, 11:05 PM
Cute sells -- that's why the adults use the girls for "cookie pushers" -- I was a girl scout for years -- what pressure - to sell more boxes than your friends! So glad I have boys -- boy scouts for us and not one fund raiser yet, except the whole "bottle/can drive", which is great, people are just throwing them out anyway!!!

nelie
02-17-2007, 11:09 PM
I've never actually bought any girl scout cookies. Don't really ever plan to either.

midwife
02-18-2007, 10:32 AM
Gee, Nelie, are you sure? I have about 20 boxes that I need to sell! Haha!! (just kidding, I would not want to sabotage your fabulous progress!)

The kids do not get to keep a lot of the profits, but they keep some. It should cover camp this year.

With all the (300+) boxes piled in my living room, I am kinda cookied-out anyway. Time to start delivering them!

EZMONEY
02-18-2007, 10:56 AM
Sometimes what I try to do on fundraisers, like at church youth/school groups, is find out how much profit they get from the cady bar, gift wrap, etc. Then let them keep their item, give them double the profit then I save money and don't have an item I don't really need in my fridge or storage.

LLV
02-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Here, girls........ nutrition information for Girl Scout Cookies so you can see what's in your favorite cookie before you buy it.

http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/nutrition/nutrition.html

http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/atc/default.asp

Meg
02-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Ohhhhhhh! THIN MINTS!!!!! Those suckers were responsible for my weight loss STALL back in 2003! I had lost 25 lbs. and felt pretty darn good about myself. Then came the THIN MINT cookies! I KNOW that they package them in cellophane that purposely tears easily. That way, you keep eating them until you reach a place where the cellophane is long enough to be twisted until the NEXT snack attack happens! Before you know it, you have eaten half the package! Oh heck! Why not just FINISH THE WHOLE package?!!! I can be MUCH neater that way and the family may not realize how many I have actually eaten! (You all KNOW what I mean, right?!!)



It's called doing a line of Thin Mints and I absolutely believe they're packaged that way on purpose!!

LLV
02-18-2007, 12:12 PM
Ohhhhhhh! THIN MINTS!!!!! Those suckers were responsible for my weight loss STALL back in 2003! I had lost 25 lbs. and felt pretty darn good about myself. Then came the THIN MINT cookies! I KNOW that they package them in cellophane that purposely tears easily. That way, you keep eating them until you reach a place where the cellophane is long enough to be twisted until the NEXT snack attack happens! Before you know it, you have eaten half the package! Oh heck! Why not just FINISH THE WHOLE package?!!! I can be MUCH neater that way and the family may not realize how many I have actually eaten! (You all KNOW what I mean, right?!!)

:lol:

Too cute!

shelby897
02-18-2007, 07:57 PM
EZMONEY -- I'm the same way. My son's football team sold car washes and oil changes (who can sell those??). We gave a check to the football team instead, skipping the middle man!! I'd rather just hand my kid $200 at the beginning of the year for school, sports, etc. than have to hit up everyone all year for this stuff. Besides, I work at home so I have few to sell too and when my husband brings the sheets to work, so do 50 other people for their kids. It's a vicious cycle!!

alinnell
02-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Last weekend when I was at the Tour de Palm Springs, I was walking down the Expo to meet up with DD who was playing in the band for the riders.....I passed by a booth from a school that was selling something and trying to raise money to send their team to the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind. I don't even remember what they were selling. I gave them $20 and told them good luck (DD went to World Finals when she was in 5th grade--what a great experience that was). OM is an incredible group for anyone who has ever participated.

RememberHowToSmile
02-18-2007, 11:07 PM
I gave in and bought cookies today. But I did not buy them for me. I bought one box of shortbread and I plan on putting them with my Dads birthday gift and mailing them to him. That way I'm not tempted to eat them and I know he will enjoy them.

ItsAboutTime
02-19-2007, 01:33 AM
I bought 3 boxes from a grandma at my work. I was talking with my coworkers Friday about how I HAD to start a diet and the cookies couldn't have come at a worse time. Funny you mentioned this.

ennay
02-19-2007, 01:38 AM
So now I am thinking...where are the dang cookies that I ordered hmmmmmmmm?