Friday, January 2, 2009
2009 is already shaping up to be a great year. Just a few minutes ago, our doorbell rang. We weren’t expecting anyone, so I thought it might be the mailman with a package. But it was even better…a Girl Scout selling Girl Scout cookies! Hallelujah, Girl Scout cookie season has started. It’s a little early, which is just fine by me. When I opened the door, she politely asked me in a quiet voice, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scouts..?” “Yes!” I exclaimed. Then she giggled when she realized that she asked if I’d buy some Girl Scouts (which I would, if each girl came with a case of cookies), instead of Girl Scout cookies. It didn’t take me long to decide on some Thin Mints. I’ve had an obsession with them for a long time. I think this will make up for an incident that happened a couple weeks before Christmas. I went to a party, and another military wife was giving some Girl Scout cookies away…for free! She was trying to get rid of her daughters’ stash from last year, before she got this year’s supply. She held open a bag, and I clearly saw two boxes of Thin Mints, just waiting for a good home. In the two seconds it took for me to reach out to take them, someone else snatched them up. I debated wrestling the woman to the ground, but I didn’t. (But only because it might have destroyed some perfectly good cookies.) Fortunately, I forgave the woman who stole, I mean took, my cookies. And now all is right in the world because there are multiple boxes of Thin Mint cookies with our name on it. Thank you, Girl Scouts. I’m happy to buy you, or your cookies, anytime.