It’s Girl Scout Cookies season. My daughter sold them this year. This has solidified my belief that these cookies have magical powers. At the very least, they’re supernatural. I’ve studied this. Intently. And based upon my scientific research* I have deduced a few hypotheses:
- Thin Mints can be eaten faster than any other cookie.
- Thin Mints must be eaten a row at a time. Once a row is opened, it will be consumed within ten minutes. Do not fight this.
- Once a box is open, it will be eaten within a day.
- No one buys just one box. Unless they are buying one box from five different people.
- Buying cookies from cute, smiling uniformed girls makes you believe the cookies are for a good cause and that this time you will not consume them all in one day.
- They are only sold yearly so that you forget how quickly you eat them, leading you to buy more because you can freeze them and eat them slowly, which you have never done in the 10 years you’ve been buying them.
- No one has ever paid any attention to the outside of the box, leading one to wonder why in the world the boxes are decorated at all. Everyone only pays attention to the color of the box. Thin Mints = green. Samoas = purple. Tagalongs = red. ETC
I also believe no one truly remembers the boxes they order and you could deliver the wrong boxes as long as you include some Thin Mints and Samoas. I did not test this theory completely, however. I did substitute a box of Samoas for a box of Tagalongs due to the fact that we kept our cookies in the garage and when we went to deliver them, one box of Tagalongs had mysteriously been opened with a row eaten, but not by any of my children, of course. Obviously someone broke into our garage, ate 4 cookies, then left.
I think the only thing that would make Girl Scout Cookies better would be if you could fly when you ate them.
*I’ve eaten at least 3 boxes a year since the age of 10.