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Some Shopping and I Still Hate Girl Scout Cookie Season

March 5th, 2014 at 08:30 am

We went to the dreaded Wal-Mart yesterday to find a shockingly empty parking lot (only half full) and a badly understaffed and understocked store. There were no greeters and no shopping carts inside the store. I haven't been in there for over a year. I'd never seen it like that. We went to try to find some sweat pants for the kids. Of course all they had was swim suits, shorts, and tank tops. Wal-Mart used to carry sweats year round.

I did pick up some cheap plastic pots so I can repot my spider plant, poinsettia, lemon thyme and rosemary. I also got some glass plates to put under each pot to catch drips and dirt. I couldn't get potting soil though as the garden center was closed and locked. They didn't have anyone to staff it.

I bought some black towels for the rabbitry, new underwear, a Ball canning book, a new set of canning stuff (tongs, funnel, magnet, bubbler) and some totes for storage.

I'm afraid I snapped at a girl scout on the way out who had asked me on the way in to buy cookies, but I swear they are like little raptors pushing cookies in your face. I hate girl scout cookie season. Most of them are aggressive and rude. I was very tempted to tell her if she could pronounce all the ingredients on the box I might make a donation, but I sure as heck would not buy the box of poison she was peddling. I held my tongue and just gave a very sharp no after my earlier polite one.

I hate that they are allowed to camp out at store entrances. Drives me crazy. It's going to be like that all month everywhere I go. Even if you don't make eye-contact or are clearly making as wide a loop around them as possible and still get in the door, they come after you and get in your way. The adult supervising them just lets them do whatever they want. No manners are taught at all when it comes to selling. It's just all about pushing the sale and being in your face.

We never would have been allowed to behave like that when I was a girl scout.

5 Responses to “Some Shopping and I Still Hate Girl Scout Cookie Season”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I don't like the pushy girl scouts, but there are some around here who do a great job. And I do chalk it up to the leaders/adults for not knowing how to handle their troop. Girl scout cookies sell themselves generally.

  2. Debbie Says:

    Geez, how about just saying 'no thanks'.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Debbie,
    She had said no politely on the way in, and then the same girl went after her again on the way out. I can see how that could be irritating.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    I bought a few boxes (donated one) from one of my students and upon delivery she had wrapped them up with a green ribbon and taped a nice note to my boxes. Although I agree with you that some of the girls are rude and in your face, in addition to the fact that the cookies are expensive and overrated, I usually buy a few boxes a year because I believe it's a good cause.

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    That has been my experience, the few times a year I actually brave Walmart. Don't they see the big picture? If people don't like shopping there and it's a miserable experience, they will go elsewhere. They don't even live up to their promises: They are rarely the cheapest, and they never have everything you need so they're not a one stop shop.

    I had to go to buy a charity gift card right around Christmas, and it was wrecked.

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