Imagine my excitement over pulling into the grocery store parking lot, and seeing girls in blue vests selling one of my favorite treats–Campfire Mints! My pre-mint euphoria scattered away my ‘poor me’ fog, which came after helping my own daughter pre-sell 91 boxes of Girl Scout cookies–none of which I can eat, because I can’t have wheat/gluten. Beloved Thin Mints and Samoas, I’ll miss you:(
Anyway, I sold Campfire Mints when I proudly wore my Bluebirds vest all those years ago. Man, I hated it. I hated selling stuff, because I couldn’t stand it when people said ‘no’. Those heartless people (my mom called them that) were just doing me a favor–paving the way for me, for the years of rejection to come. I didn’t know it then, but they gave me my first layer of thick skin.
I don’t really know why I am posting this, but I guess if you find yourself asked to buy cookies or mints or popcorn, it’s okay to say ‘no’. But I hope you won’t, as the Campfire kids, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts need your support, and there are plenty of folks out there willing to paint on that first layer of tough skin, even if you don’t.
I for one, bought 4 boxes of mints because:
A. I am chocolate pig.
B. I can say no to nobody.
C. It’s chocolate, hello.
D. Oh-chocolate, as you know, really helps with rejection