Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Childhood Memory

I went to my part-time job last night. As I entered in the breakroom to put away my belongings, there it was on the refrigerator hanging. The paper was approximately 4 x11 with 8 boxes displaying the products that were being sold. You could put your name and phone number along with how many of each product you wanted. Each product sold for $3.50.

I stood there starring at that simple piece of paper. It was one of my manager's children selling these products. I used to sell these products as a young child. I always looked forward to selling and consuming these products as they only came around once year. After you were finished selling them to family and friends, you would go to the local market to sell more products with other children and adults.

I realized at that moment, that I could not buy any of these products for the first time in my life. I wanted to rip that piece of paper up when I realized that I couldn't consume these products anymore. Damn my gluten intolerance! I know I could probably make something very similar to what was being sold, but it's just not the same. I can't wait to see that piece of paper leave the refrigerator. It's a constant reminder of what I can't enjoy now.

Does anyone know what product(s) I am referring to in my post?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

qGirl Guide Cookies?

Anonymous said...

Girl Scout Cookies.
I am thinking that you, wordpecker, are British. Am I right?
I miss GSCs too, but man over board, do I like feeling better! I guess I like feeling better more than I used to like GSCs. But I'm feelin ya, grew. I'm feelin ya.

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Mmmmmm...I love Girl Scout Cookie Time. Next to my birthday and Christmas, it's the best time of the year!

GrewUpRural said...

Yes, Girl Scout Cookies. I do agree that feeling better is much better than consuming GSCs. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I miss being able to buy a box of Thin Mints from the scouts. That's a recipe I have yet to tackle. Maybe later this year I'll try to synthesize one gluten-free. I have made a chocolate cookie that when baked longer than normal produces a nice cruncy oreo-like effect, so perhaps a bit of mint oil in with it? hmmm. Sorry you have to live without those GSC's.

Anonymous said...

i refuse to buy them...they can't kick me out and then expect me to buy their kiddie crack!


~ kind of just kidding!