Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cookie Tracking

My husband told his sister how handy I was with the iPhone. "He said you could find anything!" she told me. Apparently so. I tracked down Girl Scout Cookies in less than 30 seconds. He's still looking for them.  

We had a cookie crisis!  An extremely shy young scout, accompanied by her mother, came by our house. Of course I placed an order. Alas, I was not home when my order arrived. I got something else instead of the Thin Mints. Trauma!  Heartbreak!  And I have no way of finding the shy scout. (There is the tiniest of possibilities that I might have written my order in the wrong column, but I doubt it.)

We're eating those wrong cookies anyway because I support the Girl Scouts. And especially the shy ones.  (Don't get me started on those fickle Boy Scouts who sell me a wreath one year and disappear the next.) (or on anything political about either group). 

But still....  The longing for Thin Mints grows and grows. 

Enter the Cookie Tracker which quickly told me I could find them in front of the local family-owned grocery store tomorrow at 3:30. 

At the end of the time it took me to compose and proofread this message, Handy finally found the cookie info. 

I rest my case. 


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Way to go!
I haven't had a single Girl Scout come to my door. It's sad. Luckily, a facebook friend (she of the Dr. Who snowman) offered free shipping with an early order. They are being sent to someone else's house so I don't eat them all (also so my boys don't eat them all and forget to share with me).
Still, the next time I have trouble googling something, I'm going to contact YOU!

Jen on the Edge said...

We haven't bought the cookies in years, due to their highly addictive nature. Instead, when I see a troop selling cookies outside a grocery store or elsewhere, I give them a cash donation.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

D takes care of our cookie needs--his whole office knows he's a pushover for a cute kid selling anything.
This is probably good since no one (except for one pair of determined Jehovah's Witnesses) ever makes it down the length of our driveway.

Cassi Renee said...

I haven't bought them in years either --the last time we did, the boxes sat around open for over a year. None of us liked them enough to eat them. However, I do make a straight donation to troops I see selling cookies (they don't come to our house in the boonies). That way I know they're actually getting some money, since they make chump-change on selling cookies. I realized a while ago that the thing I disliked about GS was the emphasis on selling, so this make an end-run around it, while still supporting the other things they do that are good for the girls. God, I'm preachy today.

smalltownme said...

The girl scouts were not at their listed location today. What, a 40% chance of rain drove them away? (There was not even a sprinkle until long after their listed time.) I am SO disappointed.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am glad I am not the mom outside the store selling cookies anymore!