Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Scammed by a Girl Scout


I went to see a movie with Jessica over the weekend at the Century City mall and stumbled upon a Girl Scout Cookie kiosk. I was trying to avoid this particular tradition this year, but when faced with an entire kiosk full of Samoas, Shortbread cookies, and Tagalongs, I broke down and decided to buy some. As I approached the cookies, one of the Girl Scouts said, "We're having a special today, 5 boxes for $20!" While I had only planned on buying one or two boxes, I felt like I had to buy five boxes to get the "special deal". After I had handed over my $20, I heard another woman walk up and ask a second Girl Scout how much the boxes cost and she said, "$4 a box". WHAT??? That wasn't a special deal at all! I couldn't believe it, I had been scammed by a Girl Scout...And I didn't even see it coming. I wonder if they get a badge for that sort of thing these days.

3 comments:

Gabriel said...

Of course, its the Grifting Merit Badge. But, those cookies were delicious!

Christine said...

That's too funny!

Sara said...

PS. The boxes are about 50% of the normal size. Double scam.