Warning: What I am about to say may anger some of you. It may cause you to consider sending hate mail. While I realize that my sentiments are wildly unpopular, I simply cannot hold it in anymore. Brace yourself.
I do not like Girl Scout Cookies. At all. I do not understand our country's obsession with the mass produced "treats." Perhaps you are now thinking of unfollowing this blog. Go ahead if you must, but hear me out first. Below you will find my top three arguments for why Girl Scout Cookies suck.
Reason Number One:
They don't taste very good. Honestly I don't see how Girl Scout cookies taste any different than other store bought cookies, yet people go insane for them. I have friends who ordinarily would turn their noses up at Chip's Ahoy or Oreo cookies, yet they act like their box of Thin Mints was whipped up by a celebrity chef in an exclusive bakery. Seriously? I would take one of my own homemade chocolate chip cookies over any variety of the Scout's, and I'm not a particularly good baker.
Reason Number Two:
In an era where we are facing a childhood obesity epidemic, why on earth are we asking our children to sell large quantities of junk food? The point is to sell as many boxes of empty calorie cookies as possible, thus girls are begging parents to stock their own kitchens with a dozen plus boxes in order to reach a goal and collect a badge. Why not have the Scouts do a walk or a run like every other fundraising organization? At the very least they could sell garden seeds, or raisins or some sort of healthy snack.
Reason Number Three:
Girl Scouts don't sell cookies anymore, their parents do, and they do it by pressuring you-often at the office. First you get the email. Then the order sheet makes the rounds, and then it is finally posted prominently in the lunch room. Out of guilt you order two boxes from the Accounting Manager's daughter. Then on Friday the department Vice President sends around his daughter's order form. What are you suppose to do? You order two more boxes of course, because Thin Mints are sooo good with freezer burn. Wrong!!! It's all so wrong.
That concludes my least popular post to date.
(And no, I did not order a single box this year!)