Girl Scout Cookies

Girl scout cookies, they used to be better.  Now, they kind of remind me of chalk.  Leaving the grocery store, a girl scout hits me up.  

“One box for $5 or 4 for $20.”

“You mean $5 per box no matter how many I buy?”  I respond.  If I am not here to give the girl scouts grief, who will?

“Yes,’” she says.  I notice she is not smiling quite so nicely anymore.  

“I’ll take two.”  (Tag Alongs and Thin Mints if you must know.)

“Would you like to donate $1 to our troops overseas?”

Weird, I think.  I did not even know that there were girl scout troops overseas.  I am not a big fan of the post purchase pity shakedown.  

So as a very lame attempt at humor, I say, “I do not believe in supporting the oversea [girl scout] troops.”  No, I did not actually say girl scout.  

The girl scout opens her mouth in shock.  The mother behind who had smiled at my snarky five dollar comment now glares at me.  I ponder what their problem is as I get into my car and drive away.  Man alive, it is almost as if I had said that I did not support THE troops.  

Oh.  I see now.  Mortified.  

Not a cool thing to say to an eight year old who is trying to be patriotic.  At this point, I would take the do over.  However, I decide that driving back and explaining myself to the girl scout will only make things more awkward.  

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Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
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