Friday, September 11, 2009

My plan to help my girl sell cookies was rejected!

GirlScouts2 For my Wordless Wednesday post yesterday, I put up a photo of a cute little girl who had – apparently – just set fire to a house full of people who refused to place an order for Girl Scouts cookies with her.

There was a point to all of that. Well, there was sort of a point to that, at least.

I’ve got an eight-year-old girl who sells cookies for her Girl Scouts troop every year. The competition is fierce, folks. She generally manages to sell around 300 boxes or so, but that amount pales in comparison to sales totals from some of the other girls.

My daughter holds her own and generates a lot of money for her troop, but there’s always room for improvement. So I came up with a plan. I figured on having young Brenda go from door to door with a sales pitch that people simply can’t resist.

“My daddy says if I don’t sell a lot of cookies this year, I won’t get a Christmas,” she would say through her quivering lips.

My wife rejected my plan immediately. She figures the neighbors will think I’m horrible. She might be right.

However, my daughter would sell the heck out of some cookies, huh?

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ivenx oyz said...

Hi really interesting info to read:) success is always to meet again

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Good luck to your daughter!

The Natural State Hawg said...

Sherry -- With me as a father, she's going to need it!

Good Birth Control Mom said...

LOL! I'll take 2 boxes, please! I can't believe your strategy didn't work out. =)

Tell Me Thursday said...

Maybe you should record her sales pitch and put it on YouTube. She might sell a few anyway. Hehe

Thanks for playing along!

The Natural State Hawg said...

Good Birth Control -- Well, my wife threw a fit...

Tell Me Thursday -- There's an idea!