The call of the child

February 3rd, 2009

Update:
Georgia has sold enough cookies to win the license plate, beach towel and Love Your World t-shirt, which says it all.

In case you don’t have a barefoot scooter-propelled cookie impresario on your block, you can borrow mine.

Does anyone want to buy at least 8 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to be shipped to their home or office? (Are there even any offices left in this country?)

My daughter Georgia will sell on credit, being the only solvent lender left on this planet, and pay for postage, because these days a good customer is that valuable, and the product is, well, a mint.

As economists predicted, the pedaling on our street this year is uphill. What can I say? It’s the money.

For this year’s selection of tantalizingly classic confections, look in the cookie cupboard. (But you might want to overlook the price, $4 per box.)

Her goal is to sell enough to win a personalized license plate for her scooter. The kind that costs $5 and requires her to sell $600 worth of cookies. What can I say? It’s not the money.

The sale ends this Saturday. Your regrets won’t arrive for a month. But when they do arrive, they are guaranteed not to last!

13 Comments »

  1. My husband already made the BIG purchase. I can just see the half-eaten box of Samoas all ready.

    Comment by Bridge — February 3, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  2. Put me down for a box each of thin mints and samoas. Go, Georgia!

    Comment by Jena Strong — February 3, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

  3. One question: are any of the cookies peanut/tree nut free? (Sometimes even if they don’t contain actual peanuts or tree nuts they’ll have a warning that they were made in a facility…).

    If there are any safe ones for us, I’d be interested. You could combine my shipment with Jena’s and save postage!

    My email is: she-she@live.com

    Comment by She She — February 3, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  4. I’d love to place an order! We miss the little girl scout who used to come by every year to sell us cookies…she always giggled with such excitement when she saw how many boxes we ordered! I would actually like to place a pretty large order, may I email that to you? YUMMY! And thanks for the offer!

    Tammy Davis

    Comment by tammy — February 3, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  5. Samoas, Dulce de Leches and hallelujah Thin Mints are peanut and tree nut free.

    And none are affected by peanut recall either, just sayin.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — February 3, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  6. My email is on the profile page, or here at kmiller(at)turningwords.com

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — February 3, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

  7. I would buy stuff if I weren’t in another country. I would have to pay duty on it, then I would eat it all.
    Karen, I read your new article, I loved it.
    Mika

    Comment by Mika — February 4, 2009 @ 1:03 am

  8. Ok she is the best little salesperson ever and I always wanted a license plate with my name on it and they never had them…so I will take a thin mints and a samoa please just email me with details of where to send payment I can do paypal if that is easier for you!

    Comment by Sheila — February 4, 2009 @ 2:02 am

  9. I’d like a few boxes (2) of samoas and the trefoil one (2) and a box of thin mints!

    Thanks Georgia, good luck!

    Comment by Jeannie ourhappylittlegibsonfamily@hotmail.com — February 4, 2009 @ 2:30 am

  10. Maezen:
    I’ll buy:) Expect an email from me.

    Gassho.

    Comment by Anna — February 4, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  11. Being so far overseas, I’ll pass on the offer, but I did want to visit your link to Georgia, and she is beautiful. Good luck with your sales Georgia.

    Comment by Pam — February 4, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

  12. Please put me down for Thin Mints and Tagalongs ~~ I can be reached at jamielynphoto@gmail.com GO Georgia!

    Comment by Jamie lyn — February 5, 2009 @ 2:33 am

  13. Put me down for 8 thin mints. Hopefully I will ship them off to my college football player. He can use the calories alot more than I can!

    Comment by Kathleen Botsford — February 6, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

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