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Girl Scout Cookie sales start this weekend

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Starting this weekend, it's Girl Scout Cookie time.

This year, the Girl Scouts have nine different flavors to choose from. New to the selection this year are Cranberry Citrus Crisps and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. Organizers say millions of americans have problems eating food with gluten - so this cookie is just for them.

Leaders also say the cookie sales go beyond what's in the box by teaching the girls valuable life lessons.

"The Girl Scouts learn to set goals through Girl Scout Cookie sales," membership director Debbie Todd said. "They learn money management, decision making. They learn people skills."

The cost is $3.50 per box. If your mouth is watering, don't worry, you have from now until the first week in March to get your hands on some of these tasty treats.

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I will not support a group

I will not support a group that aligns itself with Planned Parenthood.

Means lost revenue for my

Means lost revenue for my usual grocery store as I will go to one further from home that doesn't allow solicitation at it's door(s).

how dare they

How dare these grocery stores allow LITTLE GIRLS to sell COOKIES. That must be terrifying for you to have to walk past them when you go into your grocery store. You should sue.

or...

or you could politely say no like a normal human being.

Intimidated...?

You know, all you have to do is just say no. Girl Scouts are not like professional car salesmen or the like. They aren't pushy. They accept the word "no" and continue to smile, usually responding with a "thank you anyway" or "have a great day" or something similar. You don't need to feel guilty about declining. They won't attack you or try to trick you into buying their cookies, even if you are rude and just ignore them. They are trained to deal with it and just ask the next person. They can handle the rejection. It's a shame that you are offended or intimidated by little girls.

Clarification; it's not just

Clarification; it's not just Girl Scouts I'm ranting about but anyone at the doors. Yes I do feel guilty that I cant afford to donate/buy to some of the organizations involved, but that is part of my point.. I don't go to the grocers (or other stores) to be reminded of my poor career choices. I'm sure anyone else living paycheck to paycheck might be able to relate, maybe on payday I can slip something into the Salvation Army pot but the other days :\

2 Entrances to my usual store, as long as one is free of solicitors I will go there but when both are I depart from there and go to a competitor that doesn't allow it. Voting with my feet/Dollars (and yes I probably should e-mail the companies involved to make one think and commend the other.)