It's that time of year again: Girl Scout cookie time! I always end up with about 10 boxes of cookies because girl scouts end up cornering me and asking me if I'd like to buy some while I'm walking into a supermarket. And they ask me so politely and with such pleading, hopeful eyes that I absolutely can't say no. I'm such a sucker for kids! Who knows what I'll end up doing when I'm a mother who has a daughter in the Girl Scouts (I'll probably buy all her cookies and end up being a very fat mama). And then, I end up going to a different supermarket a few weeks later where another set of girls are selling cookies. And finally, my neighbors have kids who are girl scouts so I can't possibly say no to them, right? That would just be rude.
This past Saturday, as I was frantically running some errands before an appointment, I tried to dart into a supermarket before the girls (who were camped outside by a table loaded with boxes) could see me. Of course, this didn't work too well (I could never work for the FBI; I'm horrible at being stealthy and I attribute this to my clumsiness). Before I knew it, I was purchasing 3 boxes (Thin Mints, Caramel Delights, and some new caramel type cookie) even though I had no cash on me (thank goodness for checks) and I can't eat the cookies until after Easter (no sweets during Lent). The girls were so adorable that I couldn't resist saying no.
Ok, so the cookies are super yummy too, but that's besides the point.