Thursday, April 10, 2008


I scored big time this morning.

Get yer mind outta the gutter... that's not what I meant. What I meant was: on my way into work, I obtained something that is highly coveted in our culture. Something that everyone in Canada loves and waits patiently for each year. Something that makes many people giddy.

After getting off the GO train and walking through union station, I stopped in my tracks. I heard a siren song. It was the sound of pre-pubescent girls, calling out...

"Girl Guide Cookies! Only $4!!! Get your Girl Guide Cookies!"

Naturally, I rushed over to where the little tweens were standing, fumbling madly with my purse and wallet. Oh please, please let me have a couple of twoonies jangling around in there. For the love of all that is good - please let me have $4!!

I had the cash! And I smiled brightly as I handed my money over to the cute little girl. I swear she gave me a knowing look as my excited eyes followed the box closely (it was as if she were moving in slow motion) until it was planted in my hot little hands.

And then I walked away, triumphant.

I'm staring at my box of Girl Guide Cookies right now. I'm at work. Trying to focus. But the only question swirling around in my head is: Should I start with the chocolate side or the vanilla?

1 comment:

  1. Girl Guide Cookies rock! And I love the trad version. Hate the chocolate mint.