So I guess the Girl Scouts of Colorado are won’t be handing out merit badges for brilliant sales tactics anytime soon. Are they actually against their little scouts learning something about capitalism and free markets? Well, on second thought, there is a lesson to be learned here: regulation from the powers that be who think they know what’s best for you and want to protect you from yourself and your environment will ruin all of the fun (and profits). Some little girl out there had a genius idea to sell cookies to hungry potheads craving some Thin Mints and was probably running away with the sales competition in her troop. But then the parents of the little slackers that couldn’t keep up probably called to complain and the organization had the knee jerk reaction to try and protect their image. Weak. I can’t praise this little girl enough who was willing to sit on the corner and sell to the stoners because the only way girl scouts ever try and sell to me is by having their parents hang up flyers in our break room at work and they just expect me to sign up on my own how many boxes I want. Where’s the hustle in that? Not only is this lazy, thus defeating the purpose of the exercise, but when I’m looking for food in the break room, signing up on a piece of paper doesn’t give me a box of Do-Si-Dos to satisfy my pangs, it just makes me angry that I have to wait 3 more weeks. Chronic drug abusers are probably some of the most impulsive people in our society and if you can exploit them while at a point of weakness, I say more power to you for being a shrewd businessgirl. At this rate, I’d say this girl is on pace to end up taking Lori Greiner’s spot on Shark Tank or hustling local parents/colleagues over the hottest toy come Christmas time.
My name is Peter, and I'm a 29 year old electrical engineer from Minneapolis. I've got a lot of opinions, mainly about sports, and just thought you should hear about them. Oh, and sometimes people tell me I look like JR Smith.