Yes I am refering to the cookies! There is probably only about 30 cases of cookies in the house currently. That is so much better than the chest high cookies I suffered through yesterday. Several moms were overwhelmed with their daughter’s cookie order. One mom told me to “Shut up, that is so not *my cute little girl scout’s order!” I laughed, showed her the form and she sighed and barely fit her cookies in the car.
Another mom that doesn’t drive or have a car called. Her dd sold 423 boxes of cookies. I told her to make sure she had ample room to put the cookies when she picked them up. She had a ride over, came into the house and shook her head. “Wowsa that is a lot of cookies”
Duh! I tried to tell you this on the phone…..of course I said none of this. I simply asked “Do you need to make more than one trip?” Luckily she didn’t, she had her dad bring her over in his van. But with seats in, it filled up quickly.
Steph asked yesterday
I must admit, I laughed out loud when I saw them in your sitting room… Does the girls get a prize if they sell them all? (click on 2008 reg. poster)
Well yes, Steph, they do get prizes for selling the cookies. But I don’t just grab a random number and bring them home….if I did that we would have say….six cases of cookies….not over 200! Each girl sells cookies, and I have to admit that most of the time the girls show their parents this….
Then beg for them to get them there. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the prizes….but come on, some are just dumb and impractical and don’t really end up being as cool as they are in the poster. But the girls don’t care, they just want to get the build a bear dog that really isn’t getting built by you but by some poor underpaid Chinese worker who probably doesn’t even get the $3.50 a box that we are charging in a week’s pay. Okay, I really need to step down off my box and concentrate on the cookies…its all about the cookies…right?
Our girls are at the level right now that they get 60-70 cents per box they sell. So, out of thte $3.50…..only a small chunk goes directly to the girl you are buying it from. But we have to get the cookies out in cases, so we may lose money if we don’t sell all the cookies we take out. It is a win-lose gamble some of the time, but our girls were the top sellers in our area the past two years and they are really hoping to keep that title for this year. (But there are rumors flying that there is a Brownie troop in the area that has over 35 girls in it….this leader turns no one away!!)
Anywho….just wanted to answer questions about cookies since no knitting got done last night…or crocheting for that matter.
PS…..my girls sold enough that I am getting the cool t-shirt!