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12 March 2012 @ 05:03 pm
Writer's Block: Girl Scouts' Day  
What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?
I don't eat them any more, but I buy the sellers a box of their favorite and give it to them. They appreciate it and I don't have to eat them to support them.
 
 
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Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenzie: middle aged chiara :opcmcmck on March 12th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Don't you just love howc 95% of these questions assume that we all live in that big bit between Canada and Mexico?
Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on March 12th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Do Girl Guides not sell cookies?
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenziecmcmck on March 13th, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
No. It's never been part of their schtick. Oddly enough, it's the Girl Guides who are the very conservative organisation here and the scouts that have opened up to the 21st century (open to both genders, for example and no problems over sexuality) quite the opposite of your situation, I believe?

Edited at 2012-03-13 08:41 am (UTC)
patty1943patty1943 on March 12th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
I do live in that big bit. You mean they don't have Girl Scouts or GS cookies in England/UK?
I thought girl scouts started there.
But you are right, very Americanist (like sexist only nationalist).
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenziecmcmck on March 13th, 2012 08:28 am (UTC)
They're called Girl Guides here but they don't sell biscuits (two nations divided by the same language again :o) See my response to _wordsrmylife_ above. Both they and the Scouting movement started here. General Lord Robert Baden-Powell probably has a lot to answer for! :o)

Is it nationalism or an odd form of parochialism, do you think?

Edited at 2012-03-13 08:31 am (UTC)
Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on March 12th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
What a nice thing to do. Last year we didn't see any for sale, so went without. This year BD (a former Girl Scout) bought 2 boxes of Thin Mints and one of Trefoils, so we've been enjoying them for dessert. Thin Mints are definitely our favorite.
patty1943patty1943 on March 12th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
We have kids and their parents in front of every grocery store. I just don't eat cookies unless I make them. Do not like the taste of hydrogenated vegetable oil or preservatives. I use butter!
Lovely to see your face!
WPAdmirerwpadmirer on March 12th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
This year I donated on-line so that I wouldn't buy cookies, and then ended up buying them anyway. They have a new lemon one. And you know me and lemony goodness. So I bought a box.

As I told the family selling them, "Anything to annoy the Republicans." (grin)
Chiara Castelnuovo-McKenzie: teacmcmck on March 13th, 2012 08:30 am (UTC)
I've noticed a lot of US friends buying extra this year to annoy the Rethugnicans and the religious right! :o)

Shame we can't mail order them in bulk from here!

Edited at 2012-03-13 08:30 am (UTC)
writerjennwriterjenn on March 13th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
I buy a box of Thin Mints, which contains two sleeves of cookies. I keep one sleeve for myself, and put the other sleeve out at work, where it promptly vanishes. Any sweets I don't want for myself, I put out at work! It's very convenient. :-)
jenlibrarian on March 15th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
that's a GREAT idea!


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