March 03, 2004

Gimme Cookies, Not Kooks

A month or so ago, our next-door neighbors rang the doorbell. A mother and her daughter were there to see if we wanted to buy Girl Scout cookies. Well, of course! One lorna doons box and one of the new double-chocolate chip boxes (regret: didn't buy a thin mints box -- should've! should've!)

Last Friday, the cookies arrived. :-)

By Monday, the cookies were gone. :-(

Which got me thinking: if the goal of the Girl Scout cookies program is to raise money for the Girl Scouts organization, then how come they don't sell them more than once annually?

I would think they would more than double their sales if all they did was, about a week or two after delivering the cookies to customers, go back to the same customers and ask 'em if they want more. In fact, have some boxes handy when you ring the doorbell.

I know that if I could get another box or two or three, I would. It's the only time I buy cookies, and while I realize they're perfectly bad for you health-wise, dammit, they're yummy! And who cares what the kooks say.

Posted by brian at March 3, 2004 05:58 PM


Or better yet, a website (using cookie cookies, of course!). Who knows, might still be in business had they partnered with the GS!

Posted by: theodp at March 5, 2004 01:12 PM

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