Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cookies 4 Victory!

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!

9 comments:

dianegsocialist said...

As a member of one of the groups which have caused the GSA to be targeted by conservadopes, I thank you profusely for supporting them!

rdale said...

Both my daughters went through the whole Girl Scout sequence, both are now Life Scouts, and I spent years and years hauling boxes of cookies in and out of the house. I can testify that it's a great, person-building organization. They are organized like a Panzer Regiment; as we say here in Utah--where the Boy Scouts are intertwined with the LDS church--you never hear of Girl Scouts getting lost on the mountain or washed away in a flash flood.

Peteykins said...

My experience with being a Cub Scout was that the whole thing was wound around conformity, patriotism, and religion, so it grossed me out really fast. Even at the time, the Girl Scouts seemed totally different to me, way better.

Anonymous said...

Thank you and everyone who supports the GSA. It is a great organization that builds independence, creativity and leadership. If you are unable to eat all those cookies, GSA does accept cookie donations to send to our military, hospitals and such places as Ronald McDonald House. And again, thanks for your support!!

Matty Boy said...

Boycott Thin Mints!

Seriously, that is a non-starter of the most obvious stripe.

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

Having been kicked out of a Brownie group -I know.. sigh, I don't hold a grudge.

I will buy the cookies and hope that my purchase in some way smites the awful folks who would boycott the good work the GSA does. Plus, they were founded in Savannah by a very fierce southern woman. I love fierce woman.

Toriko said...

Why are conservatives telling us not to eat Girl Scout Cookies?

sleepy in saudi on vacation in new dehli said...

I have been a US Girl Scout Over Seas Leader (USGSOS) for 8 years now and I will tell you that GS is all about girl power, entrepreneurship, and diversity. This is a big eye- opener to our Saudi members. We are NOT under the same philosophy as BSA.

Anonymous said...

Been following the two GS who are campaigning to have palm oil and all bad fats taken out of the cookies. Palm oil especially bad for Orangutans. Palm oil production is cutting down the forests where they live....