I love Girl Scout Cookies. I think tagalongs are my favorite, but they're all quite delicious. Today at work, someone came around selling Girl Scout Cookies to all of the employees. This is nothing new, and I'm not complaining. But...
Whatever happened to the days when the kids actually sold this stuff? I can remember having to go door to door in my neighborhood with a box of chocolate bars, trying to convince people that it was worth two dollars for some chocolate and fifty cents off of your next car wash. We competed with other kids in the school and whoever sold the most (usually around like $300) won a pizza party for their class and like 100 points in the summer reading program at the local library. Those were the good ol' days.
Now the parents do all the peddling and the kids win a Playstation or a trip to Disneyworld. I can't remember the last time a kid tried to sell me something. Now it's just some parent saying, "My daughter is in such and such club and she's selling overpriced Christmas gifts. Actually, I'm selling them for her, but I'll be real proud of her if she wins. Please buy something?"
So once again we're teaching our children that everything will be done for them. If they're lucky enough, they can get pregnant at an early age, collect welfare and maybe some child support and never have to lift a finger.
I say we should go back to teaching our kids how to be door to door salesmen and women. Then they can grow up to work hard doing something they don't particularly enjoy. Just like me.
At least they're still selling those delicious Girl Scout Cookies.