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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Confession: A retraction of sorts

I have a confession to make...

Yeah, we gave in. I'm a wuss.

Some very evil gun-toting persuasive little girls accosted us outside Lowes.

"Would you yike to buy thome Girl thcout cewkies?" says knee-high pig-tailed crack dealer child. And of course she knows just who to target. Joe.

Now we have three boxes of the evil cookies in the house. Not for long though - the Thin Mints are half gone, and there's only one chocolate peanut butter cookie left.

So much for lying to children.


Beth said...

Yeah. The same girls are on the attack at school. I've been trying to say no. And I only buy one box at a time. Keep your fingers crossed that we won't get any more than the 7 I've already been suckered into.

Deb said...

girl, you two have to make a pact to stick to your story. one weak link in the chain and you're screwed.

the good news is yes, you're righ, they never last long.

Just A Chic... said...

I always tell them I already ordered some from my mieces and just keep walking.

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Haha! Hubby and Monsoon were targeted yesterday, too. What wimps, those boys. And our thin mints are almost gone, too.

The Wife O Riley said...

The are ruthless, you can't show weakness. (She says as she pops another Thin Mint in her mouth)

Donnetta said...

I have serious cracks in my armour when it comes to Samoas. I give in to the little cookie dealers all the time!

kimber p said...

Screw cookie guilt.
My name is Kimber and I am a complete Girl Scout cookie junkie.
Touch my box of Tag-A-Longs and I will cut you.

p.s. doing my 100th post giveaway and it's wicked simple to enter.. :)

blognut said... Of course I'm also looking down on your for giving in and all that, but I want some damn cookies.

Call Me Cate said...

Beth - 7 already? Yikes! Be strong!

Deb - Joe is my weak link for sure. That little munchkin could see it in his eyes.

Just a Chic - that's my usual tactic. That and "don't ever make eye contact".

Ryan - the thin mints are too much like crack. I can't handle them.

Wife O Riley - tmi perhaps but it doesn't help that I'm craving chocolate more than usual to ward off cramps. Ooooh, cookies? Yes please!

Donnetta - I'm allergic to coconut so hat's the one variety I can do without.

Kimber - is that how you got that scar? Cookie brawl? ;)

Blognut - most people look down on me for one reason or another. Also, I'm short so I've come to expect it.

Snarky A. said...

They are ruthless. I see them try to ambush me by the grocery store all the time. But I have an advantage: I am Swedish, and as such, I am highly skilled at ignoring strangers. It is a cultural thing. I'll explain it some time.

But anyway, next time you get attacked, just keep thinking the following mantra: "Think like a Swede", "Think like a Swede" and keep walking like you did not hear the stranger talking, of it was obvious that you did hear, pretend that you are sure he/she was not addressing you, but somebody else.
If you get cornered, you can always toss in a "JAAA?" and pretend that you don't speak the language.

I've found this approach to never fail. No matter who is trying to sucker me in. You can thank me later. :)

Angela said...

Isn't it amazing how fast we can go through one box. I think they put something in it to make us addictive to them. You can't stop with just one.

SisterFriend said...

I hate you. I can't find them here. I'm going to Lowe's!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I'm the biggest sucker, especially kids. They have some sort of evil powers and you are helpless.

Thin mints are my fav!

RandomWonders said...

Hahaha! Those little ones can be wicked...the thin mints are delish though! ;)

Lyndsay said...

If you are feeling that badly about it, you could always send some my way ...

Cathy said...

They must learn how to do the "attack" at all those little meetings. I love girl scout cookies...I wish I had some right now.

Tiffany said...

Oh, I can't wait until our GS cookies get here. They won't last long! I left you an award at Poetry and Hums!

Melissa B. said...

If it makes you feel any better, I ate a whole sleeve of Thin Mints yesterday. Yup. I admit it. I'm addicted! BTW, please add your 5 cents' worth over at Sx3 today, OK?

Becky said...

I kinda wish we had Girl Scouts selling cookies ... I want to try those Thin Mints right about now. Plus, I want to see just how ruthless cute little girls can be (preparation for when my girls get a bit bigger)...

lmerie said...

Somehow I manage to never see this little evil beings selling these temptations. Those Thin Mints sure would be good! Come to think of it, hubby came in with the peanut butter ones (not tempting to me), he needs to remember my taste next time he is accosted!

Ann On and On... said...

I think my sign on the front door worked...."if you are selling cookies...ring this doorbell at your own risk".

Melissa said...

I've learned NEVER make eye contact. Even as they are chasing you down to your car. Never.EVER.under any circumstance. Look them in the

Lisa said...

hilarious- made me laugh at midnight- lisa xx

My Side of the Story! said...

OMG! I'm right there with Joe!

"Sure little girl... Here's my credit card, GO NUTS!" LOL!

Lora said...

I'm so jealous. I didn't get any this year.

Although, I did gank one DoSiDo from my mother in law and you know what? It was nasty. I heard they changed up some recipes in order to make them more healthy (reaad: cheaper to make) but I didn't know they were going to remove the soul of one of the best things I had going in my life.

I may as well just die.

Call Me Cate said...

Snarky A - I'm totally going to say that next time Joe asks me what I'm doing. "Think like a Swede, think like a Swede" - it will be made of awesome.

Angela - I'm certain there is crack in the cookies. They're irresistible!

SisterFriend - hate? You clearly need a fix. They're everywhere here. Your area anti-Girl Scouts?

Grand Pooba - yeah, heartless as I am, I can't bring myself to punch little kids in the face the same way I do adults. I'm going to end up buying cookies and punching parents at this rate.

RandomWonders - seems thin mints are the clear winners.

Lyndsay - you're such a team player!

Cathy - I bet they all sit there practicing how to look cute and pout and yell in unison. No wonder we're powerless to resist.

Tiffany - thanks! I'll be by later today!

Melissa - I ate almost a whole sleeve of peanut butter sandwich cookies. And blamed Joe. Oops.

Becky - oh, they're VERY ruthless. Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be girl scouts!

Imerie - it's hard to find the perfect blend of seeing them too much or not seeing them enough to get your thin mints!

Ann on and on - good thing they don't go door to door here. It would get ugly.

Melissa - they're too fast. You'd never make it to the car alive.

Lisa - thanks for stopping by!

My Side of the Story - yep, that's Joe. Heart of gold, powerless for food.

Lora - I wish I could get a bad cookie. It would make them easier to resist.

andy said...

OMG. You American people are so lucky. They don't sell us the chocolate peanut butter cookies in Canada. Crap deal man.