Monday, March 13, 2006


If asked in a public forum, I must someday admit that it is possible to have too many Girl Scout cookies in one sitting.

We are deep in Cookie Territory. YG's troop is run by a powerhouse of a woman who says "my blood runs Green!" and manages five troops from Daisys to Seniors: 85+ girls in all. To say the troop is the big seller of the Bay Area is an understatement: we took pre-orders for 31,000 boxes and sold them all, and are in back orders now. Obviously, YG's responsibility is significantly less: her goal was 450, and I think (despite crappy weather) that she'll make it. I am in awe of (among other things) the family of three girls who have sold 4,000 boxes of cookies (and this a week before the final deadline for selling).

Yesterday YG and I set up a stand in the middle of our neighborhood "commercial strip" in front of the unhappily defunct Dr. Video, and despite the fact that the rain kept coming and going, we sold 50 boxes. Last week we had a "hotspot" (one of those presumedly high-volume spots that you get by lottery from the Girl Scout Council) but unhappily we also had a severe thunderstorm and the Oscars to compete with. I will say it's hard to resist a cute kid with Thin Mints, even in the rain (a cute kid with Samoas is also pretty irresistable).


Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

No one is going to comment on this post, Mad, because we all find the subject frightening.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Hey, I find it frightening too, Greg. I'm just trying to share the terror.

8:16 AM  

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