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They’re heeeeerrre!

By avelyne | In Uncategorized | on February 15, 2013

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It’s a beautiful day in sunny Southern California, the air is still crisp with hints of winter and you are out running a few errands.  You hit the gym, grab a coffee and stop at the market to pick up a few items.  You park, slam your door and turn towards the entrance.  Oh no!  IT’S THEM!  They’re back and they see you coming.  It’s too late to get back in your car now!  You. Can’t. Hide.  With their devilish grins and braided locks, freshly pressed kelly green uniforms and those damned colorful boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs.  It’s Girl Scout Cookie time. *sigh*

So what’s so different between avoiding the processed, sugar filled, gluten filled store bought cookies and the processed, sugar filled, gluten filled Girl Scout cookies?  For one, the store bought cookies don’t have a tiny PR person gleefully screaming out, “Would you like to buy some cookies?!?”  And two, these little girls work their butts off raising money for their non-profit group which is pretty darn commendable if you ask me.  Some of them go door-to-door, they stand out in the elements and they are being taught valuable life lessons at a very early age (clearly nutrition isn’t one of them but that’s another story).

I had my first encounter this past week.  A passenger on one of my flights succumbed to the pressures of her 8 year old niece and purchased an entire shopping bag full of those Girl Scout Cookies and proceeded to bring them on the plane with her.  Surely these sugar pushers will be popping up at your local grocers, hardware stores and drug stores within the next few days.  They will drive a hard sale and make you believe in their cause.  But do you really want to take those cookies home and sabotage yourself right before our Nutritional Challenge???

Here are a few tips to avoid those sugar bombs and their willful, in-your-face sales girls:

– donate to their cause but don’t take the cookies

– some cookie stands will give you the option of purchasing cookies but will send them to overseas soldiers (or you could do this yourself)

– buy some but donate the cookies to local shelters

 

And here are a few cowardly, yet effective, tips on avoiding a regretful purchase:

– pretend to be on your cell phone and walk past them as quickly as you can

– lie and say you just bought some from your niece

– pretend to not speak english

 


WOD 02.15.2013 

Clean and Jerk 3 x 2

Then 5 rounds:

  • 3 Clusters (135/95)
  • 6 Box jumps (30″/24″)
  • 9 Chest to Bar Pullups

 

 

 

 

14 Comments to "They’re heeeeerrre!"

  • Alia says:

    February 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM -

    “Pretend not to speak English” LOL!!!

    I just bark like a dog. Then they think I’m crazy. Also works if someone is standing too close to you.

  • Mathew says:

    February 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM -

    We have 30″ boxes?

  • Sean says:

    February 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM -

    HAHAHAHA, hilarious post. Another option: buy them and ship to Patrick overseas. :)

  • Sean says:

    February 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM -

    That was Ruth not Sean. He keeps using my computer! Sheesh!

  • Patrick says:

    February 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM -

    No! I’m trying to hold strong and eat healthy(ish) here!!!
    … also, what are Clusters?

  • Celina says:

    February 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM -

    I like that my pic gets used for the GSC post :) you guys know me so well… mmmm thin mintss…

  • Amanda says:

    February 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM -

    @ Sean – I was thikning the same thing! Thought that would be too cruel to post. Celina, I hope you warn Pat, he’s got cookies coming his way. Stand by to stand by!

    @ Pat… bartering and trading…

  • Amanda says:

    February 15, 2013 at 11:29 AM -

    Oops, I mean, at Ruth

  • Michael H says:

    February 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM -

    I simply knock the cookies out of their hands and run haha j/k

    It’s hard to say know to the tons of moms at my office, so I guess I’ll just donate them.

    @Pat, Clusters are Squat Clean Thrusters

  • troy says:

    February 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM -

    mmmmm tagalongs

  • Kyle says:

    February 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM -

    @Patrick your son has just informed me that he would be happy to “take care” of all of your cookies for you, while you’re away.

  • Randy says:

    February 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM -

    Dont they have Paleo versions? A girl scout told me some are Gluten Free..hahaha. She got me…

  • kathy says:

    February 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM -

    I have been eating them. :) Positioning to be the big winner in most body fat lost!

  • Tina says:

    February 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM -

    My daughter sales them! Try having a garage full to sale!

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