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I'm so sick of the girl scout cookies and pressure to buy

It's like I'll make my friends mad if I don't buy their kids cookies and help them get to quota. I look at a box of thin mints and I gain 10 pounds. Does anyone else deal with this?

Wed. May 1, 1:58pm

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perhaps, if you like, you can offer to support in a different way? offer a cash donation to her troop to go toward their field trips or other activities? maybe see if any care packages are going to our troops overseas, donate a few boxes. or maybe buy some for the guys at your local fire department (my mother-in-law bakes for them at Christmas time)

anyway, the cookies seriously taste like crap (sorry, it's true - even though I support Girl Scouts and I believe in their mission) which is probably a good thing. ha! ;)

I hope your pushy Girl Scout parent friends don't get too sore over potentially lost business and can see the bigger picture and why many of us don't bother buying them anymore... the older we get, the more we devote to the pursuit of better health. ain't no room for not that good mass produced cookies.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 5:03 PM

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You can always buy one box and give as a gift to their little girl. Can be a treat for the kid and you shouldn't feel bad for doing so.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 5:12 PM

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You have several options besides the Buy and Bitch. Either buy them and be okay with it or don't buy them and be okay with it! If you don't buy them your friends will get over it, especially if you tell them ahead of time, "hey guys, this year I'm out for GS Cookies." But don't buy them and then complain you're being pressured to buy as if you have no choice in the matter!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 8:01 PM

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My favorite Girl Scout cookie story--- years ago I belonged to curves..
Not only did all the women bring in their daughter's cookies, but THEY PUT UP POSTERS !!!!! Seriously, if a friend gets mad at you -- are they really a friend?
Just give them $1.00 and let them know that is your donation to the organization.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 9:20 PM

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I like the suggestion of a $1 donation. I can't believe they put up posters!

Friday, May 03, 2013, 9:57 AM

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