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That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Today's Business Week Online reports that the Girl Scouts have taken to hiring OldDebts.com to collect from (1) the deadbeats who place big cookie orders, and then don't take the cookies when delivery day rolls around; and (2) the parents of Girls Scouts who fail to turn in their daughters' cash. Fortunately, 99% people play nice with the Girl Scouts: only about 1% of cookie orders post a problem, but -- as someone who has done her time in the Girl Guide cookie trenches (Girl Guides being the Canadian counterpart to Girl Scouts), I can tell you those 1% of customers can take a lot of the fun out of a cookie campaign! So if you're thinking of playing nasty with your friendly, neighborhood Girl Scout, think twice. The Cookie Police are watching you.

| posted by Ann D @ 11:35 AM