A big “thank you” to the Girl Scouts of America for giving me the incentive I needed to pass up your cookies this year. Already, for the past few years they haven’t been as good as they used to be but I kept buying, even though I had to pay $3.50 for cookies that were no better than larger packages of better tasting cookies that cost only about $2.00, because it was the Girl Scouts. Already some varieties, like the Samoas, one of my favorites, had so few in a box that it wasn’t worth buying them. But now they decided to make the boxes even smaller.
If they had raised the price again I might have bought some again this year. After all, it’s the Girl Scouts and it’s only once a year. What’s $3.50 or $7.00 (I ususally buy two boxes) for a special treat once a year? But downsizing feels like a cheat. And they haven’t even been all that special for a number of years. So, Girl Scouts, I thank you, my wallet thanks you… I was going to say my waistline thanks you but I doubt it will notice since I’m always making my own cookies anyway.