Girl Scouts Thin Mints

Thin Mints

I learned a very important lesson this weekend: Don’t try to haggle with Girl Scouts, because they won’t budge.

Yesterday, while I was walking out of the national grocery store chain I shop at, out of nowhere three Girl Scouts appeared in front of my shopping cart. Fortunately, I have cat-like reflexes and I swerved the cart to avoid hitting them.

I looked at them and they all smiled and said a synchronized, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?”

Usually I would avoid such fundraising efforts because I’m a really cheap bastard. However, it’s been a few years since I had Girl Scout Cookies and I wondered if there were any new flavors. So I asked the three of them, “What flavors do you have?”

They went through the list and it sounded like they were the same old flavors. I sighed and then asked them if they had any new flavors. This seemed to have stumped them because they began whispering to each other. After a few moments, they came to the consensus that there weren’t any and they shook their heads.

After the quick disappointment wore off, I said to them, “You Girl Scouts just changed the look of your uniforms, isn’t it about time you girls changed the flavors of your cookies?”

The three of them began whispering to each other again. After a few moments, I think they came to the consensus that I’m a big, yucky dork.

Since they didn’t have any new flavors, I decided to get a box of Thin Mints. One of the girls told me they’re the most popular Girl Scout Cookies. After telling me that wonderful nugget of information that might come in handy during a game of Trivial Pursuit, I said to the girl, “Well I think if you had a chocolate chip cookie it would totally kick Thin Mints’ ass.”

After our little banter, I asked the three girls how much the box of Thin Mints was.

“Four dollars,” they said with smiles.

“Four dollars!” I said with disbelief.

I could’ve sworn the last time I bought Girl Scout Cookies they were only three dollars, so I decided to haggle.

“How about three dollars for the cookies?” I asked them.

“Four dollars,” they said.

“$3.50?”

“Four dollars.”

“$3.75?”

I was going to start raising my offer in one cent increments, but all three of them had stern and bitchy looks on their faces, like their inner Omorosa’s were coming out. So I paid my four dollars and pushed my cart away before they could use what they learned to earn their Self-Defense Girl Scout Badges.

When I got home, I opened the Thin Mints and began popping them one-by-one as I watched the Pittsburgh Steelers get whipped by the New England Patriots. Before I knew it, I ate half the box.

I’m usually not big on mint, except when it’s in my toothpaste and chewing gum, but I like Thin Mints. They have a nice chocolate and mint mixture, which make them refreshing and satisfying. I would definitely buy more if they lowered the price a little.

Damn greedy Girl Scouts!

No wonder their uniforms are green.

Item: Girl Scouts Thin Mints
Purchase Price: $4.00
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: No tax. Nice chocolate and mint mix. Helps young women become happy and resourceful citizens.
Cons: No new Girl Scout Cookie flavors. Damn greedy Girl Scouts.

29 thoughts to “Girl Scouts Thin Mints”

  1. Krista – Go with Jenny and buy yourself some Thin Mints, everything will be alright.

    Jenny – Go take Krista and get her some Thin Mints.

  2. I heard on the radio this morning that Samoas, have a new name, Caramel Delights, I think Samoans took offense, damn politically correct world, is nothing Sacred?

  3. I suppose we’re just splitting hairs here, but it’s Omorosa, though I do hate legimitizing her by pointing that out. Also, I got mine for 3.50/box, but that’s because I have a source deep within Girl Scouts corperate. The only downside — greatly reduced ‘awwww cute’ factor when not buying from real girls.

  4. Matt – Knowing many Samoans, I definitely wouldn’t want to offend them, because they could kick my ass.

    Travis – You say Omorosa, I say Amarosa. You say tomato, I say tomatah. Let’s call the whole thing off. (Sorry to the young kids for the old time reference).

  5. I only buy Girl Scout cookies as a TAX-FREE DONATION. That’s right folks, a portion of what you pay for them can be written off. With that said, I like the generic “thin mints” I buy at Safeway. They’re bigger, thicker and waaaay cheaper.

  6. sapere aude – The new Girl Scout motto: Taking over the country one box of cookies at a time.

    Anne-Marie – Too bad I don’t eat enough of them to make it worthwhile to list on my taxes.

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