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How to tell girl scouts to F-Off with their thin-mint cookie samples at work . . .

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I'm really glad I had a big, satisfying paleo breakfast, and am not hungry at 10am.

However, I'm pretty man about the girl scouts agents putting thin-mint cookie samples by the water cooler at work.

I feel like they are preying on a captive audience (me)!

It's like a drug pusher leaving dime-bags of crack by the microwave.

Should I complain, or do I risk looking like the Grinch who stole xmas, or an extremest-paleo-nut-job?

Mike

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:18 AM

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:50 AM

face it - you're a paleo nut job .. i mean who else would post about girl scout cookies. get some self-control and stop being a girly-caveman

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:56 PM

Eat all the cookies, then they won't tempt you anymore :)).

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:19 PM

You described them exactly! Yes -- that waxy feel on the roof of your mouth! I did the same thing -- had them with hot coffee to dunk so the chocolate would melt and not be as waxy. (Y'know, back in the day, the last time I ate GS cookies. It was when I was deployed. Maybe not the best treat in the world, but you gotta love the Girl Scouts [and people's churches, synagogues, and other organizations] for sending care packages to the troops!)

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on January 29, 2013
at 05:24 PM

LOL. +1 - love your answer!

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:21 PM

HA! Love it....

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:55 PM

Girl scouts accept donations as well. I donate to my neice's troop (or scout or whatever). That way the scouts get 100% of your donation and not 50%

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:52 PM

And, that they are OPEN and I smell the thin mints (one of my former favorites)

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:52 PM

good point. I guess it's that they are subjecting me to them when I get water.

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:48 PM

At the risk of sounding cranky, I'm going to say this: You're an adult, right? You can pick whether you eat cookies or not. Nobody's stuffing them into your mouth. Let the people who like them eat them, and you can go on eating something healthier. I eat (gluten-free) cookies every once in a while, and would damned well eat a thin mint once a year if I didn't get horribly sick from gluten. People who want to eat cookies are going to eat them anyway. People who want to avoid them have the ability to do so.

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:14 PM

Get a nice plate of venison jerky and put it next to the cookies. Then get a Before/After picture from one of the Paleo sites. Put the before picture on top of the cookies and the after picture on top of the jerky.

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:21 PM

HA! Love it....

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Ask if they are made from real girl scouts.

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on January 29, 2013
at 05:24 PM

LOL. +1 - love your answer!

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:19 PM

Do you feel the same way about candy bowls on peoples' desks? Or is it just because you have to visit the water cooler? I bought girl scout cookies this year to support my coworkers' daughters, but I'm not going to eat any of them. I just give them away to people who will. Maybe that makes me "Evil Paleo", but I can live with that.

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:52 PM

And, that they are OPEN and I smell the thin mints (one of my former favorites)

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:55 PM

Girl scouts accept donations as well. I donate to my neice's troop (or scout or whatever). That way the scouts get 100% of your donation and not 50%

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:52 PM

good point. I guess it's that they are subjecting me to them when I get water.

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on January 29, 2013
at 06:23 PM

My daughter sells Girl Scout cookies and let me tell you, the Thin Mints are not the cookies we remember. The chocolate is so full of wax that you must have a hot drink to melt it off the roof of your mouth.

Seriously, they're not even tempting if you take the time to actually taste them.

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:19 PM

You described them exactly! Yes -- that waxy feel on the roof of your mouth! I did the same thing -- had them with hot coffee to dunk so the chocolate would melt and not be as waxy. (Y'know, back in the day, the last time I ate GS cookies. It was when I was deployed. Maybe not the best treat in the world, but you gotta love the Girl Scouts [and people's churches, synagogues, and other organizations] for sending care packages to the troops!)

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:36 PM

Is this a regular occurrence? If not, just toss out the mints. Grok being alpha doesn't care. Legally, if someone gives you a gift you may do whatever you will with it.

And if is a regular occurrence, you'll just have to summon up manly willpower and ignore their presence. Grok being alpha does not whine to boss or co-worker about little girls who leave free mints, because he is brokeback in willpower. Grok strong like bull [growled in deep German accent].

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on January 29, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Thank you so much for asking this question! It made me laugh!

If I met those girls, I would tell them I am going to buy some if they listen to my lecture about nutrition first. Then I would go over the basic Paleo rules, explain what gluten and sugar does to their bodies, scare them with the prospect of skin problems and other noticeable and graphic health defects and possible death in a distant future, contrast and compare bad and good food choices. I would be persuasive and I would even add some interactive activities.

I would ask them why they can't make cookies of bananas mixed with ground nuts and eggs.

I would find the right words... And remember: if they are not going to run away from your front door/office/whatever in tears, or, better yet, proudly destroy their own cookies as new Paleo converts, it means you were not convincing enough - and they will come back next year. And the next. And the next...

P.S. A hint: don't stop at girl scouts. Go for the insurance guy, a door-to-door vacuum cleaner demonstration guy, and pretty much everybody who knocks on your door. Spread the WORD.

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:45 PM

Send them to my office, I'll eat your thin mints!

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:18 AM

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on January 29, 2013
at 03:22 PM

Buy some, then either:

A: Give / sell them to someone else B: Throw them out.

I should note, this tactic only works if you have some willpower.

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on January 29, 2013
at 04:31 PM

Eat a hearty breakfast--adequate protein and plenty of fat. Those cookies won't smell as good or tempt you if you have a good, satisfying breakfast.

There's a jar of peanut M&Ms in our kitchen at work. When they tempt me, I know I haven't eaten enough for lunch. A spoonful of coconut butter often does the trick.

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