Have you seen any Girl Scouts around town lately? I haven't. Maybe it's just me, but where are those little cookie pushers when I need them? This is one of my favorite events of the year. Just when I start to go into a post-holiday hypoglycemic crash, the Girl Scouts come to my rescue.
The cookie drive totally escaped me this year. I didn't even know that the infamous Girl Scout cookie drive was happening until I saw someone advertising his kid's Girl Scout cookies on Craigslist. That's right—Craigslist. Don't even ask how I came across it, OK? *cough*
Where have all the Girl Scouts gone? I have vivid memories of pulling a wagon full of overpriced cookies up and down the streets, sweating in my polyester Brownie uniform, trying to get rid of those calorie-laden goods. How do they manage to pack so many calories into a bite-sized morsel? But I digress...
I haven't even seen any cookie hawkers in front of the grocery store either. This surely must be a sign that the times they are a-changing. Selling Girl Scout cookies door to door, and setting up shop in front of your local grocer is a right of passage. If I had to spend a month of Saturday afternoons pacing up and down the block, while all my other friends were riding their bikes to the park, then so should they. Selling your cookies on Craigslist? Well, that's just down right cheating if you ask me.
I sound like the old man complaining about walking to school uphill both ways for 10 miles in the snow, don't I? I think I'm just a little disappointed that I missed the opportunity to stock my freezer full of Thin Mints. Don't worry too much about me though. I just got a tip on an 8-year-old in town who might have a secret stash of Samosas in her closet. Desperate times call for desperate measures.