Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Samoas and Other Mysteries of the Universe


My girl scout finally located her cookie order form and took a break from edging out the Chip-Juices to bring me my four boxes: Samoas, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Creams, and of course, Thin Mints. This prompted a discussion on the beautiful mystery that is the Samoa. How is it that none of us likes coconut but cannot resist the luscious Samoa? We talked briefly about the new flavors but agreed that the Samoa is still Troop Leader #1.

This indisputable fact was confirmed whenI shared the fact that I was a girl scout for many years and always sold the most cookies in my troop. This was thanks to the fact that my mom worked at Methodist Hospital and would take my order form in to work with her, then bring it back with several sheets of notebook paper stapled to it and covered with orders. A girl in the class smacked her hand on the desk and said with an earnest face and a voice full of longing: "That's because Samoa's ain't no joke."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now it's apparently unethical to sell your children's Girl Scout Cookies at the office. Good thing you were a Girl Scout in the 70s and not today, Girl!
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/02/04/girl.scout.cookie.ethics/
Amy

Annie said...

I think they should put that little tidbit on the side of the Samoa box. SAMOAS AINT NO JOKE! So true! I love them.

Anonymous said...

The Samoas are our family's favorite too. My daughter's troop sold out of Samoas at our cookie booth on Friday night.

Rita.the.bookworm said...

Ethics smethichs, if Mike had ordered our cookies from some kid's parent at work, we'd have them now. As it is, the little scout down the street who we ordered from keeps "forgetting" to bring them to us. I think we're gonna have to get ugly about it. Or buy them from kids in front of the grocery store. We haven't paid this kid yet.

Samoas ain't no joke, but do they put crack in the peanut butter? I swear, no peanut butter is better than the kind in the girl scout cookies.

RJA said...

I don't care for the sweets.

Erika said...

Does your girl scout ship internationally? Because as much as I like Samoas (they are, indeed, unfunny), I'm getting shaky from the lack of frozen thin mints this year.