I volunteered to be Cookie Mom Manager for a local Girl Scout troop that my friend is a leader for. I made the comment I would love to help, next thing I knew I was a Cookie Manager! Well now I find myself sitting in a Cookie Manager meeting (as you can tell it’s really exciting, as I’m blogging during it!) and I have to say there are some serious crazy Cookie Moms! Oh.My.Gosh!
These are real conversations I’ve heard tonight….
On Doing Site Sales:
“Never EVER leave a door at the QFC by the movie theater unattended during Cookie Sales! People will purposely enter and leave through the other door to avoid having to tell the girls no. If you have people at both doors, they will (normally) go ahead and buy a box!”
On picking stores to do site sales, you can pick your time/spots at 6:30am on a certain day:
“YOU [looking at me], don’t have to be online at 6:30am, but I WILL BE!”
What if two groups show up at one store for site sales at the same time? It’s all about the PREMISSION SLIP:
“Last year we showed up at the QFC by the movie theater [man this is apparently the hot spot!], were all set up ready to sell with another troop showed up and said “THIS IS OUR DOOR” [really? we're talking selling Girl Scout Cookies!]. We pulled out our PREMISSION SHIP, asked to see theirs, they didn’t have one with them. So the other troop left, got on the phone with their Cookie Manager and were hot on her tail [I'm getting a bit nervous now!], trying to track down their premission slip. In the end, the other troop never came back!” [all proud and smug]
I’m going to be gone for the day of Cookie Pick-Up, can I pick them up earlier?
“No, you must be there at your designated time to pick up your cookies. If you can’t be there, you better find someone who can pick up your cookies, or you’ll be out of luck!” [Seriously, you want me to cancel my trip to Disneyland to pick up these darn cookies? Yeah - not happening, sorry girls!]
What do the girls get for all these cookies they sell!
“They can receive several cool things like paid trips to camp or “cookie dough” to spend on girl scout things … but do you know what everyone at this meeting is excited about earning? A stuffed kangaroo (you have to feel it, it’s so soft – lol), a bag (it’s reversable!) and a bandana(seriously who wears a bandana?)”.
I guess I need to suck it up and except the fact that I am now one of these ladies (and a couple fathers)….I’m officially part of this crazy eclectic bunch! Calgon Take Me Away………
Week 22 of Word Up, Yo! a word game hosted by Liz from A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog, KLZ from Taming Insanity and Natalie from Mommy of A Monster! The word this week was eclectic, jump in, link up and play along!!