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Flippin’ Girl Scout Cookies!
Published on Monday, February 23, 2009 by

girl scout cookie pictureNo, not tossing cookies… FLIPPING cookies!  I know, I know… just read on. 

We have a “new guy” at work who just turned 21 last week.  He is the baby of us all, lovingly nicknamed “Runt” by one of my co-workers.  As you probably know, it is Girl Scout Cookie time, so I brought my daughter’s form in to work.  People were asking for it, honest! 

So Runt grabs the form and takes it to his cubicle.  A few minutes later he returns and says, “I really mean this too.”  I look down and see he has ordered twenty boxes of cookies. Twenty! 

Twenty Boxes!?  “Sure!,” he said, “I am going to sell them to my friends for five bucks!” 

After a moment of complete silence, everyone started telling him how horrible he was, that it was stealing from the Girl Scouts, and so on.  But it was kind of funny – after all, he is always trying to make or win money in one way or another.  Several of us assumed he could never sell a $3.50 box of Girl Scout cookies for $5.00. 

Today Runt came back from his 21st birthday trip to Atlantic City.  I walked in and he announced, “I sold all my cookies!”  “WHAT?!”  “Yup, in the airport!”  He said that people were waiting in line for things like $5.00 bags of M&M’s, so he approached them and said he would sell them a box of Thin Mints for $5.00.  Twenty boxes of Girl Scout cookies later, he made a profit. 

It was after this story that we all realized… he had just flipped the Girl Scout Cookies!  Is it me, or is that just wrong?

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  • Thomas

    That is wrong but,heck, if it works that easy I may even try it. hahahaha

  • Sarah

    I don’t think he did anything wrong. He still supported the Girl Scouts by buying the 20 boxes to begin with. Just because they ended up with other people (who most likely would not have purchases the cookies to begin with) and he made a profit it doesn’t undermine the Girl Scouts at all.

  • Unipeg

    its just you!

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