It’s Girl Scout cookie time. How do I know this? Because my 8-year-old niece just hit me up for my annual donation.
I don’t mean this in a sarcastic way because I actually have a soft spot in my heart for Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Somoas and all the rest. I sold them myself as a kid for many years, way back when they went for just 50 cents a box and you took orders door-to-door — by yourself — and delivered them the same way.
But I digress. My point is that one day my niece will no longer be hawking the goods and then where will I get my GS cookie fix? I don’t work in an office where people sell them for their kids, there are no children on my block and what are the odds I’ll be at Jewel on the one day the girls are selling them there?
There’s something weirdly irrestible about those brightly hued boxes, even if they do cost $4 these days and hold just 12 or 15 cookies. And I know I’m not alone on this count.
So Girl Scout troops of Plainfield, this is you big chance. Send me your troop number and a phone number and/or email address and I’ll get the word out to Patch readers. They will be the easiest sales you’ll ever make.
Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll gladly be your middleman!
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