No. I’m not selling the over the Internet.
This is the season, though. All your friends’ Moms are calling or, if you run into them, they’ll hit you up on the spot.
“Hey, can you buy some cookies for little Jessica. It’d really be a big help.”
Sure. Why not? The box is getting smaller and smaller and the price is rising faster than gasoline at the pump. But, it’s for a good cause. Right?
Yeah. They’re for a good cause even though the actual troop sees very little of the money. No matter. It’s a rite of passage.
Here’s the real downside: they have tons of calories and they have this addictive quality about them. I ordered a box of Thin Mints and a box of Samoas. I haven’t broken into the Thin Mints yet but I did break into the box of Samoas and that was a big mistake. Luckily, for me, I didn’t scarf down the whole box. It would have been easy. But what I did scarf down was the equivalent of 420 calories. It took about 6 minutes and I wanted more.
I didn’t eat more but when I totaled up my calories at the end of the day, I had gone over my allotment by 565 calories. Subtract out the Samoas and that would have been only 145 calories. Eliminating the pudding cup I ate (130 calories) or the grahams (140 calories) would have bought me down to even steven. Sure. I could have had the Samoas and forgone the pudding cup or grahams. That’s one way of looking at it. Or I could have just passed on the Samoas.
The result is that I gained back a little of the weight I was able to reduce. Not a huge amount but enough to make me remember why Girl Scout cookies are dangerous to have around the house.