Saturday, March 01, 2008

There's Never a Samoa Around When You Need One....

I spotted the car waiting at the end of the driveway. Then I spotted her..a little different than the Girl Scouts of old-- you know, when we were forced to wear the requisite green garb and knee socks with the little flags on them. Oh I was cute all right. I was a force to be reckoned with...my sash of badges twittering the breeze and a cookie order form firmly in my grasp.

I digressed, didn't I?

Up walks a girl whose only identifying mark was the box of Thin Mints peeking out from a plastic grocery sack. You know that can only mean one thing............

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE HERE!!!

Hubs had mentioned ordering some cookies a while back and, frankly, I had forgotten about it. But quicker than you can say "lemonade stand" I was tearing into the bag to survey the glorious contents. I stopped dead in my tracks.

The only boxes in the bag were Lemon What-It's, Thin Mints (a given) and a box of (prepare yourself) SUGAR-FREE chocolate chip cookies. Sugar-free? Oh my good gracious.

Where are my SAMOAS????

What about my shortbread cookies???

I felt faint.

It was clear there had been NO IDENTIFIABLE PLAN when ordering. Oh, no siree. This apparently was a hubs-cookie-preferences-only decision. We have been married for just under 150 years and the man does not know that I clearly appreciate a good Samoa. Hey, even a Tag-along or two. But lemon? And, for goodness sakes, SUGAR FREE? It's just plain un-American, if you ask me.

Hmmph.

I guess that'll be helping the diet along. Who needs THAT?

9 comments:

Summer said...

In every corner of the mall and in front of every Walmart, there was a Girl Scout - dressed like a cookie and selling ALLLLLL precious varieties of GS cookies.

beverlydru said...

I also was coerced (yeah- twist my arm hard!) today by a sweet little brownie hollering across the parking lot, "Excuse me lady, won't you buy some Girl Scout Cookies?" It would have been unethical for me not to buy. So I am trying to pretend they are not in the house. It is totally true that "Thin Mints" is an oxymoron if there ever was one. : )

Amber said...

they reigned me in at Kroger yesterday with their very convincing sales pitch (which by the way was, "would you like to buy some cookies?" but nevermind that). thin mints, two boxes, thank you! i wanted samoas SO, SO badly, but i stayed strong. me...on the beach...in a bathing suit...in two months. that brought me back to reality!

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

you see, just the THOUGHT of me in a bathing suit on the beach makes me curl up in the fetal position WITH a box of samoas! Perhaps that's my problem!!!

Anonymous said...

Here are the contents of my freezer, currently - 3 boxes of Thin Mints, 2 boxes of Tagalongs, 1 box of Samoas, and 2 boxes of Lemon Cremes. I'm really trying to pace myself. Not sure how well that's going to work. :-)

Shannon P.~

Brandy said...

I LOVE Samoas, they are my favorite! But I will also be on the beach in two months with my sister, Amber (who also left a comment). My mom and I went shopping today and stopped to eat at Applebee's. We ordered something from the Weight Watchers menu and I wanted to cry...and I have been known to cry over food. It's such an overwhelming process, which is why a little Samoa every now and then should be acceptable!

Veronica Mitchell said...

My husband would be in serious danger if he forgot to order those peanut butter-chocolate things.

Melissa said...

I have to admit that I made a similar error in ordering-judgement. I ordered the Samoas for Dave (because he said 'be sure to get the purple ones'), but neglected the Thin Mints. I think he was sitting on the couch when I ordered the cookies, so it's not entirely my fault! He was not pleased when our doorbell rang...
But when we passed The Table in front of the grocery store, he swerved the car, narrowly missing a little old lady, and forgot to put the car in park because he was running so fast to get the Thin Mints.
I won't make the same mistake again!

Anonymous said...

As the mother of a Girl Scout cookie dealer, uh, seller, and two-year troop Co-Cookie Mom, I could share so many stories like those above. Remind me to tell you sometime about the GEMA folks who landed a helicopter next to our booth sale last year just to get Thin Mints.
The sf Chocolate Chip cookies REALLY aren't bad at all.
But I'll chop off someone's appendage if they touch my Samoas.