Remember when you were a girl scout, and you had to spend hours walking around in your uniform, knocking on random strangers’ doors, smelling their weird smells and hoping they didn’t have any scary animals just so you could fund your organization? And how bad you felt if you didn’t sell enough cookies, like you were letting girls everywhere down horribly?
Well, the girls of Georgia’s Troop 60373 need not worry about that any longer, because Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has thrown the considerable weight of her fame behind selling as many cookies as possible via Facebook. In addition to the cookies themselves, everyone who buys cookies from Alana’s page will receive a signed photo of Honey Boo Boo’s family, plus they will sign the cookie box for you. Sounds like a good deal to me. Mama June Shannon has already posted some photos of the massive amounts of cookies she is shipping out, and she says she is now ready to take more orders. Impressive!
Is this an unfair way to sell Girl Scout cookies? Maybe, maybe not. On the one hand, most girls do not have a famous friend to do the work for them. On the other, one important life lesson is that advantages are not meted out equally, and one must use everything at her disposal in this dog eat dog world to sell as many cookies as possible. Plus, all the money from the cookies goes to a good cause, namely the many fine programs run by the Girls Scouts of America, so unless someone was kicking puppies to sell the cookies, does it really matter?
And here’s a point no one has yet mentioned: it’s fucking annoying to find Girl Scout cookies. How many of you have wished they were available online? I, a childless adult, am not going to go creep around a fucking elementary school just to get the thin mints I desire. But I would order them online. So really, Alana has opened up a whole new market. HONEY BOO BOO 4 PRESIDENT.
(Via E! Online)