Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Serious Discussion

As I was driving home from work today I realized I needed to have a serious discussion with The Best Man. I was bringing home two boxes of Girl Scout cookies- the best ever- Thin Mints and Tagalongs!-and knowing our love of sweets knew this could pose a problem.

Ice cream is his go to sweet, however he will quickly gooble up candies, chocolates (that he's bought for me), and cookies. I love cakes and cookies and icecream all equally. I show no sweet preference over another, you know unless one has a lot more chocolate than the other, then I'm distracted enough to show favouritism.

So, I did what any smart girl would do when backed into a corner. I hid the box of Tagalongs.

I walked up to the apartment thinking if there was any way to compromise. I mean, come on, these are GIRL SCOUT COOKIES. This is serious stuff here. So, out of the goodness of my heart I decide we can each have one sleeve from each box (Tagalongs will stay hidden until Thin Mints are demonlished).

I am going to marry this guy, so I had to take drastic measures and share.

Then I came inside with a serious face asking to sit down and talk.

I'm sure The Best Man thought another one of my patients had passed away (we've sadly not been saving many lives here these days it seems). Then I asked what his favourite Girl Scout cookies where.

"Somoas." He has bought two boxes that have yet to arrive.

Coconut!? So, no bargaining here. He'd get his two boxes and I'd have to share mine or have mine demolished while I was at work saving lives and all that jazz.

I then revealed my box of thin mints and was very thankful to find that he doesn't care for them much.

SCORE!

They are safe!

"What about tagalongs?"

"Eh."

DOUBLE SCORE!

Looks like all the anxiety was for nothing. I just hope he realizes what a sacrafice I was willing to make. I mean, really, SHARING Girl Scout cookies. That's big time.

Ps. Tagalongs are now called Peanut Butter Patties, but that's a whole 'nother story.

5 comments:

WanderingGirl said...

The original name of "tagalongs" was "peanut butter patties"! But that was like 100 years before you were born. When you said tagalongs, I still hadto do the conversion to figure out what they REALLY were!

KrissyMiss said...

Really? That's kinda crazy. You must be pretty old to not know what Tagalongs are/were!

What about Somoas? They are now caramel delights.

I wonder if any of this has to do with geography? Maybe they still have the same names in Virginia?

WanderingGirl said...

Again, back to the original name! Many, many moons ago, young one, the higher ups at The Great Cookie Company decided to revamp their image and renamed all the cookies. Confused the hell out of us. Now, as the circle of life goes on, those old bastards have died off, and all things "retro" have come back to being en vogue. Just goes to show I should have never thrown away those stirrup pants...

WanderingGirl said...

And no, it's not to do with geography. It's national.

GirlLeastLikelyTo said...

awww...this blog made me think of my boyfriend who bought some girl scout cookies and asked me if I wanted some, too. He ended up with Samoas and was willing to buy a box for me, but guess what? I don't have a favourite! In fact, I prefer Nabisco Chocolate Chip cookies! I feel like its wrong, but its oh so right for my mouth.