I'm employed at a large workplace, so naturally there are a lot of people with a lot of kids selling a lot of things. As a rule, I stay out of this kindermarketing stuff, because once you're identified as a wrapping paper purchaser or an aficionado of huge tins of popcorn, it's all over for you. You are marked. My one exception is Girl Scout Cookies, because they are just too damn good for me to punish myself because of some stupid "principle." Also: I like the GSA! They are a cute, positive and, yes, liberal organization. What a contrast to the bummer I briefly went through, the god and pledge-filled Boy Scouts!
So anyway, the news that lots of dumb "conservative" groups want to boycott Girl Scout Cookies this year just happened to coincide with the order form from my coworker Jeannette arriving in my office. This year, I'm buying twice as many as usual. For great justice!