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Girl Scout Cookie Curse is Over. Sky is the Limit
Wow what a difference a year makes.
I reached a personal low in February 2017 and I'm finally able to talk about it. I had always heard about the Girl Scout Cookie Curse. Mostly nervous whispers in passing at motorcycle conventions and illegal poker rooms, but I had definitely heard something.
Last year I walked out of the bookstore and there they were. About 6 girl scouts selling cookies and I was in a mood. On the way into the store, I had already made up my mind that I wasn't going to buy cookies, that these cookies cost too much, that I wasn't going to be pressured by vests and buttons. And so I walked smugly by, pretending to be on my headphones unaware of the current situation, all the way to my car. As I sat in my car about to pat my back, an older gentleman (think Morgan Freeman) knocked on my window. He had a gleam in his eye and a box of GS cookies in his hands. He then said and I quote "Would you like my box of girl scout cookies. You see, I can't eat them because of my diabetes, but those girls are so darn cute and I sure love supporting them, don't you"
Whoooo boy, that was tough to type. That was probably tougher to read. That shame pie kept me full for two days. I didn't even have the heart to eat the entire box of free Tagalongs courtesy of Morgan Freeman. And as predicted, I could feel the Girl Scout Cookie Curse start to kick in shortly afterwards and it kicked all year long.
Not gonna lie, last year was pretty rough. Sure I sold lots of SexyMnemonics Law Flashcards. And sure I received lots of awsome reviews from students who passed their law exams using SexyMnemonics Law. And sure I smoked cigars in Cuba and jumped off a boat in Croatia, but there was always a black shame cloud above me, and a large monkey on my back. I knew I needed to take a hard look in the mirror and get better at life. Well, that dark cloud of monkeys finally blew away today.
Because today I walked out of that same bookstore and purchased a box of GS Cookies from a group of girl scouts. Toffee-Tastics, if you must know. Yes I bought the premium box ($6 vs. $5) and tipped $1 for the excellent service. High fives all around. Inspiration City. Cloud gone. I can't imagine what's in store for the rest of 2018 but it is going to be epic. Sky is the limit.
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